Cars take a stroll into the future at CES

Reuters Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Jan 08, 2019, 02:21 PM(IST)

South Korean automaker Hyundai took a stroll into the future on Monday with a car that can walk and climb on wheeled legs. Hyundai said at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas that the 'Elevate' concept vehicle was designed with first responders in mind, to allow them to navigate tricky terrain after an accident or natural disaster. The vehicle would drive to the scene of an earthquake or tsunami, for example, and then lift itself up on legs to walk across ground that would bring regular vehicles to a halt. It could also be used in more conventional, urban situations, designer David Byron of Sundberg-Ferar consultancy told Reuters at a presentation unveiling the concept.

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