South Korea automaker Hyundai raised eyebrows in January when it unveiled Elevate, a walking car design complete with robotic legs, reports CNBC.
Hyundai has been working in partnership with U.S.-based Sundberg-Ferar on the Elevate for almost three years. Hyundai claims it is the future of the first responder industry and has "limitless" purpose. The vehicle, debuted at the CES technology expo, is designed for use at natural disaster sites, allowing users to drive, walk, or climb over dangerous terrain.
Elevate would be the first ultimate mobility vehicle with moveable legs, and the first to combine technology found in both electric cars and robots. Currently in concept stage, Elevate can climb walls, step over large gaps and move in any direction – all while keeping its passengers level. The legs are retractable, allowing it to operate as a regular automobile. Source: CNBC
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