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Hyundai Is Working On A Four-Legged “Walking Car”

This news is not actually a surprise, as Hyundai actually unveiled its plans to create the four-legged “walking car” back in 2019. However, the company unveiled a new version of the concept car after confirming its fall out with Apple. The car is called TIGER, which also stands for “Transforming Intelligent Ground Excursion Robot”.

The vehicle is designed specifically to access remote locations for missions related to scientific exploration, deliver food, or medical supplies during an emergency or natural disaster occurred. TIGER is designed with four “legs” that enables the vehicle to mimic both mammalian and reptilian walking gaits.

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“Based on a modular platform architecture, its features include a sophisticated leg and wheel locomotion system, 360-degree directional control, and a range of sensors for remote observation. It is also intended to connect to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which can fully charge and deliver TIGER to inaccessible locations. With its legs retracted, TIGER drives like an all-wheel drive vehicle and is in its most efficient mode because it moves by rolling traction. But when the vehicle gets stuck or needs to travel over terrain that is difficult or impassable for wheels alone, it uses its walking ability to get unstuck or more easily travel over that terrain”, Hyundai clarified.

TIGER is currently just a proof concept which is not guaranteed to be put into production by Hyundai yet. It is a pretty cool concept, but the vehicle is not meant to carry any passengers and drivers which makes it less like a car and more like a robot.

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