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Watch Hyundai´s Bizarre Walking
Car Concept Crawl Like a Lizard

Car and Driver, by Joey Capparella

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 1/11/2019 4:49:13 AM

No, this isn´t a new lunar rover you´re looking at, or a Star Wars creation. But Hyundai´s new walking car concept for CES is just about as otherworldly. Called the Elevate, this futuristic vehicle—which is entirely hypothetical at this point, mind you—has four wheels mounted on robotic legs that can move around in all sorts of different configurations to traverse essentially any terrain you can imagine. The legs, which have articulating hips, knees, and ankles, can be programmed to move in a variety of different ways. It starts off with stuff we´ve seen before—passive

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I want one. Think of the annoying drivers you could just step over and walk around. Also the flooded highways you could just walk through.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: John c, 1/11/2019 5:07:53 AM     (No. 11889300)

There will be a big demand in the cities going around trash. Probably more useful than driverless cars.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: uno, 1/11/2019 6:03:35 AM     (No. 11889324)

Caaareepy!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: kono, 1/11/2019 10:00:32 AM     (No. 11889548)

It´s almost like Hyundai slept with Boston Dynamics, whose mule and dog robots were amazing but creepy.

Can´t wait to see what Elon Musk designs to sustain his chief geek image. We´re nearing the edge of practical and will cross the line into the fantastically stupid soon. (Capability for its own sake, with the purported applications becoming ridiculously implausible. Sci-Fi at its best.)

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dvc, 1/11/2019 10:32:53 AM     (No. 11889598)

Imperial walkers?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: qwerty, 1/11/2019 10:57:03 AM     (No. 11889639)

That is a REALLY COOL idea!
Just think of winter in New England and not needing snow plows on the roads. All the car eating salt , no longer required. Just hop into it and "walk" to work.

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