Jan 8, 2019

Hyundai shows off 'walking car' at CES

Hyundai has shown off a small model of a car it says can activate robotic legs to walk at 3mph over rough terrain. Also able to climb a 5ft wall and jump a 5ft gap, the Hyundai Elevate could be useful for emergency rescues following natural disasters, it said. The concept has been in development for three years and was unveiled at the CES technology fair in Las Vegas. "When a tsunami or earthquake hits, current rescue vehicles can only deliver first responders to the edge of the debris field. They have to go the rest of the way by foot," said Hyundai vice-president John Suh. "Prof David Bailey, from Aston Business School, said:"Often car companies bring out lots of concepts which may or may not make it into production but it's great to think in new ways about mobility.

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