The Hyundai Elevate is a groundbreaking innovation in the field of mobility, pushing the boundaries of traditional transportation with its revolutionary design and capabilities. Developed by Hyundai Motor Group, one of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers, the Elevate represents a bold leap forward in addressing the challenges of transportation in various terrains and conditions.
Unlike conventional vehicles limited to roads, the Hyundai Elevate is a concept car that combines robotics and advanced engineering to traverse a wide range of terrains, making it suitable for both urban and off-road environments.
Inspired by the concept of a “walking car,” this futuristic vehicle boasts the ability to walk, climb, and even navigate through treacherous landscapes that would typically be impassable for ordinary vehicles.
The robotic leg architecture has five degrees of freedom plus wheel hub propulsion motors and is enabled by the latest in electric actuator technology. This design is uniquely capable of both mammalian and reptilian walking gaits, allowing it to move in any direction.
The legs also fold up into a stowed drive-mode, where power to the joints is cut, and the use of an integrated passive suspension system maximizes battery efficiency. This allows Elevate to drive at highway speeds just like any other vehicle. But no other can climb a five foot wall, step over a five foot gap, walk over diverse terrain, and achieve a 15 foot wide track width, all while keeping its body and passengers completely level.