HYUNDAI PROTOTYPE CAN TURN ITS WHEELS 90 DEGREES
By Anne Bourgoin
Hyundai’s parts and autonomous driving division (Hyundai Mobis) showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2023 an intramural prototype mounted on a prototype of the IONIQ 5.
The vehicle equipped with this can turn the wheels 90 degrees in the same direction, it can also perform any movement possible, such as a 360-degree turn or move diagonally. There is also a function to turn the rear wheels 90 degrees, allowing the car to move like a forklift.
The e-Corner module includes an electric motor and shock absorber, brake and wire steering, and can be mounted on a variety of different rechargeable vehicles.
Anecdote: the e-Corner was inspired by a technology presented in Paris on a traction car in 1927 as well as an American invention, the Park-Car, which added a fifth wheel at the rear to facilitate parking.