Hyundai has unveiled ‘Elevate’ at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, which is a futuristic ‘walking car’ that has moveable legs and can navigate through difficult terrains.
Hyundai believes it could one day be used by first responders in response to natural disasters, such as forest fires, earthquakes, hurricanes or floods.
John Suh, Hyundai vice president, added: “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. Elevate can drive to the scene and climb right over flood debris or crumbled concrete.
“This technology goes well beyond emergency situations – people living with disabilities worldwide that don’t have access to an ADA ramp could hail an autonomous Hyundai Elevate that could walk up to their front door, level itself, and allow their wheelchair to roll right in – the possibilities are limitless.”
[#HMG] #Hyundai #Elevate goes beyond the range of wheels, to walk, climb, and traverse terrain never before possible by a traditional car #WalkingCarConcept #UltimateMobilityVehicle #CES2019 pic.twitter.com/CnujkrqYPc
— Hyundai Motor Group (@HMGnewsroom) January 8, 2019