I’ve spent the last couple of months looking for a car. Internet reviews, consumer reports, test drives was exhausting, confusing and frustrating.
My primary need for a new car was based on the monthly trips I take to visit family in another state. Comfort, mileage and good visibility were important . . . I never thought about maneuverability over rough terrain!
Hyundai has shown off a small model Hyundai Elevate car it says can ACTIVATE ROBOTIC LEGS to:
- Walk at 3mph (5km/h) over rough terrain.
- Climb a 5ft (1.5m) wall
- Jump a 5ft gap
The Hyundai Elevate could be useful for emergency rescues following natural disasters.
“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.”
“Elevate can drive to the scene and climb right over flood debris or crumbled concrete.”
Mr Suh also suggested that wheelchair users could be collected via the vehicles, which could “walk” up to the front door of a building.
I love to hike. The next time I buy a car I’ll look for one that can accompany me on the trail and then drive me home