Hyundai Motor Group has revealed its second ultimate mobility vehicle (UWM) concept, which has been designed to be uncrewed.
The transforming intelligent ground excursion robot (TIGER) has been designed to carry various types of payloads while travelling over challenging terrain.
It can operate as a four-wheel drive vehicle or a four-legged walking machine.
Developed at Hyundai Motor Group’s New Horizons Studio, headquartered in Mountain View, California, in partnership with Autodesk and Sundberg-Ferar, TIGER is designed to function as a mobile scientific exploration platform in extreme, remote locations.
Based on a modular platform architecture, its features a leg and wheel locomotion system, 360-degree directional control, and a range of sensors for remote observation.
It is also intended to connect to unmanned aerial vehicles, which can fully charge and deliver TIGER to inaccessible locations.
John Suh, head of Hyundai’s New Horizons Studio, said: “Vehicles like TIGER, and the technologies underpinning it, give us an opportunity to push our imaginations.
“We are constantly looking at ways to rethink vehicle design and development and re-define the future of transportation and mobility.”