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.
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.
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 maneuvers 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.
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.
We exhibited a guide application concept of MobED equipped with a monitor for drawing the attention of people, such as visitors at a public attraction.
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.
Plug & Drive.
The new PnD module, a single-wheel robotics platform that combines intelligent steering, braking, in-wheel electric drive and suspension hardware that can be scaled up or down, for any purpose, size or application. LiDAR and camera sensors allow a PnD-enabled object to move autonomously.
L7 is a micro-mobility based on a combination of four large PnD modules. With infinite wheel rotation, it can switch directions freely and drive even in a restricted space. It can be used for various types of mobility platforms, not only in transportation but also in logistics.
PnD’s driving flexibility also can individualize public transportation to meet very specific, individual needs, such as a personal mobility module that attaches to a mother shuttle for most of its journey but can detach for the last mile to take the occupant directly to their final destination.
Service Mobility can be used for diverse applications, such as transporting customers’ luggage in hotels.
Logistics Mobility can be used for transporting goods from warehouses. Measuring 130 cm wide by 110 cm long and 180 cm high, with storage space that opens and closes like a drawer.
Urban Air Mobility (UAM).
In crowded urban environments with traffic congestion, Urban Air Mobility takes mobility away from the streets, via runway-free air travel with Personal Air Vehicles that can takeoff and land vertically.
Purpose Built Vehicles (PBV).
Purpose Built Vehicles are eco-friendly, multipurpose mobility solutions that bring people to their destination via autonomous driving. They also connect to the Hub, a land-to-air intermodal transfer point.
The Hub is a transfer space consisting of a skyport for Personal Air Vehicles (PAV) and docking stations on ground-level for PBVs to approach and depart in multiple directions.
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.