Over the years, the CES show has been making an ever-larger impact on the automotive world. Many companies are encouraged to show their progress in Las Vegas, always related to the world of technology. Among them, we have Hyundai that this year takes a curious vehicle to CES 2019.
The South Korean brand, Hyundai, has unveiled a concept car known as “Elevate.” This car would not be remarkable if it was just a vehicle that can only be driven, it can also “walk” or climb difficult terrain.
This vehicle concept combines elements of robotics and electric vehicle technology in a four-legged extendable prototype that undoubtedly offers new movement options never seen in a car.
These limbs have joints – as you can see in the image above – with wheels, which facilitates movement in different types of terrain. The vehicle will have the ability to move like a car and simultaneously using or extending its legs to move between obstacles or difficult terrain.
The main idea of the Hyundai is to use this car in case of emergencies. Elevate is made keeping in mind the hurdles and difficulties faced by the first responders.
The design of the car features wide side doors to facilitate comfortable entry and exit for loading and unloading people and goods. It also even have a space to transport a stretcher with a patient on board.
Pakistan is the country where rescue cars and officials often find themselves stuck in the traffic. If this car with legs starts its production, it can surely increase the efficiency of rescue services especially the ones belong to under developed countries.
It’s a concept car, and the sky’s the limit for its implementations. For example, at CES, Hyundai showed how the Elevate as a taxi could help passengers on wheelchairs to easily board the car. No doubt that Hyundai four-legged Elevate will redefine our perception of vehicle mobility. For the present, it looks like a car from the future or from Star Wars.