Mobility is about more than just cars.

Having acquired Boston Dynamics, an innovator in the field, we have sharpened our focus on advancing robotics to enhance people’s lives through a range of mobility solutions. We see robotics and mobility as complementary in that one accelerates development of the other.


Mobile Eccentric Droid (MobED).

Our MobED (Mobile Eccentric Droid)  is a small mobility platform that uses the  Drive & Lift module (DnL), an eccentric wheel mechanism, combining the drive, steering and braking systems in one structure. With DnL mounted on each wheel, MobED can lift the platform up and down, so the body can stay level as MobED traverses uneven terrain or low barriers such as steps or speed bumps.
  1. Hyundai's MobED (Mobile Eccentric Droid)  is a small mobility platform

    Clever design.

    The MobED has an innovative design arrangement. It’s flat, rectangular body rides on four large wheels, with an independent suspension that enables optimal body posture and stable movement even on inclined and uneven roads. This suspension allows the platform to move through complex urban environments by freely adjusting its wheelbase and steering angles.

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  1. MobED (Mobile Eccentric Droid)  is a small mobility platform


    MobED measures 67 cm long, 60 cm wide, 33 cm high, and weighs 50 kg. Its wheelbase expands to 65 cm for optimum stability in high-speed driving and then scales down to 45 cm for low-speed manoeuvres in more complex environments. Its maximum speed is 30 km/h, allowing for around four hours of driving on a single charge with a battery capacity of 2 kWh.
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  1. MobED (Mobile Eccentric Droid)  navigating an obstacle while transporting stacked champagne glasses


    The eccentric mechanism-based posture control system also stabilizes the body attitude by adjusting the height of each wheel according to the ground environment. The MobED’s 12-inch pneumatic tires further help to absorb bumps and vibrations.

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Hyundai's MobED (Mobile Eccentric Droid)  is a small mobility platform
We have developed the MobED platform to overcome the limitations of existing indoor guide and service robots while maximizing its usability in cities by dramatically improving the platform’s overall mobility. We are also looking ahead to assess how potential users of MobED will further expand their needs and use for this type of technology.

- Dong Jin Hyun - Head of Hyundai Motor Group Robotics Lab -

Smart City Concept

A sustainable plan for the city of the future.

The Smart City concept is inspired by a honeycomb pattern. It has a human-centered surface layer and a functional underground layer. On the surface, the buildings encircle parks, forest and a reservoir to provide water for city dwellers. The  road infrastructure lies in the underground layer where autonomous mobility solutions transport all the goods and services. The concept can be explored at


Elevate – the walking car.

Elevate is an innovative and flexible new electric vehicle based around a simple question. What would a vehicle be like if it could walk? And more importantly, what would the benefit be? The resulting answer is a striking, and modular electric car with robotic legs that allow it to move across almost any terrain. Multi-joint legs give it the ability to climb steps, lift itself above water or jump gaps.
  1. Elevate walking car as a four wheeled variant

    Different bodies – different tasks.

    The Elevate concept is based on a modular EV platform with the capability to switch out different bodies for specific situations.
  2. Elevate walking car as a Ultimate Mobility Vehicle for disaster assistance.

    Flexible first responder.

    Efficient, rapid, resilient transportation for disaster assistance ­– Elevate is the first Ultimate Mobility Vehicle.
  3. Elevate walking car as a taxi, picking up a person from their home

    Taxi of the future.

    Elevate is part of our various ‘Last-Mile’ technologies and solutions and it also has ‘Last-100 Feet’ capability.
  4. Hyundai Motor Group’s Plug & Drive (PnD)-based robot with integrated autonomous driving technology

    Last mile delivery.

    Hyundai is using autonomous robots based on its PnD modular platform at a hotel in Seoul. The robots deliver items and communicate with customers.
    Elevate walking car, navigation a field of boulders
    By combining the power of robotics with Hyundai’s latest EV technology, Elevate has the ability to take people where no car has been before, and redefine our perception of vehicular freedom.

    - David Byron - Design manager, Sundberg-Ferar -