One of the advantages of the innovative system is that it can be installed in various commercial electric vehicles, without requiring additional space for their placement.
A subsidiary of the South Korean company Hyundai presented at the Consumer Electronics Show 2023 (CES), recently held in Las Vegas (Nevada), its new electrical system, called ‘e-Corner’which allows a car to move as “a crab”the Engadget portal reported on Tuesday.
The ‘e-Corner’ module was developed by Hyundai Mobi, which is a parts and autonomous driving division of Hyundai, and consists of an electric motor and shock absorber, as well as a braking and steering-by-wire system. Previously, the innovative device had been shown to the public at CES in 2018 and 2021.
However, for this year’s edition, Hyundai Mobi screened a video showing a prototype of the Ioniq 5 electric vehicle, with the integrated ‘e-Corner’, with the ability to turn all its wheels 90 degrees in the same direction. This system allowed the Ioniq 5 to exit and enter a parking space horizontally with ease.
In the same way, it was shown that the car can move your rear tires at a 45 degree anglewhich gives you the possibility of giving a 360 degree turn the quick and easy way. The company did not provide further details of other features of its device.
One of the advantages of the ‘e-Corner’ is that it can be installed in various commercial electric vehicles, without requiring additional space for their placement. However, experts assured that it will take a few years to implement this new technology in the industrial production of automobiles.
In October 2021, Hyundai Mobi announced that it planned to combine the ‘e-Corner’ with self-driving technology in order to provide a Specially Designed Vehicle (PBV) focused on urban autonomous mobility.
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