Hyundai is serious about building the four-legged car
Hyundai is serious about building the four-legged car

Hyundai Motor Company recently acquired a majority stake in robotics maker Boston Dynamics. Hyundai introduced a new version of the all-wheel drive concept, which was introduced in 2019.

Hyundai Motor Company calls it the "Tiger" and it is the second four-legged car released by the automaker's studio, Ultimate Mobility Vehicles, in Silicon Valley.

The first four-legged car was designed to be completely autonomous with no room for the driver or passenger.

Hyundai Motor believes that four-legged vehicles have the potential to make the world a better place, and these vehicles are specially designed to reach remote areas, carry out tasks related to scientific exploration, or in the event of a natural disaster. Or other emergencies.

The TIGER has four legs, each with a number of joints, so the vehicle can simulate the gait of mammals and reptiles.

Based on a modular platform structure, its functions include advanced leg and wheel motion systems, 360-degree steering control, and sensor arrays for remote monitoring.

The aircraft is also designed to communicate with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which can fully charge the TIGER and transport them to inaccessible locations.

Hyundai believes the technology that supports this aircraft can prepare it for interstellar missions while allowing the four-legged aircraft to navigate rough and uneven terrain, climb walls and bypass maintenance stations while maintaining the main engine and load level in the cabin.

When not in the wild, legs are placed underneath and the four wheels are used to move around. It can be driven like a normal off-road vehicle.

However, the TIGER is only proof of concept and cannot guarantee Hyundai Motor will put it into production.

The South Korean automaker expects this new type of vehicle to develop rapidly over the next few years and develop the ultimate driverless UMV concept for other applications.

The first four-legged concept car called the "Lift" was developed to carry passengers, while the "Tiger" was completely devoid of no driver or passengers.

While these vehicles may share some functionality with Boston Dynamics' positional robots, neither concept was developed with the help of the newly acquired robotics company Hyundai.

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