5 years after debuting at CES 2018, Hyundai’s e-Nook expertise is nearer to actuality. Following its most up-to-date look at CES 2021, the system was on show eventually week’s present. And this time round, somewhat than constructing a devoted prototype to showcase the tech, the automaker’s Mobis arm as an alternative built-in e-Nook into an Ioniq 5 EV.
As you may see from the video the Hyundai shared (through Autoblog), the module, very like the Hummer EV’s “CrabWalk” performance, permits a automotive’s wheels to show in methods they will’t in a car with a conventional suspension system. Subsequently, that permits you to full maneuvers you may’t in different automobiles. Parallel parking, for example, is as simple as turning the wheels 90 levels and driving the automotive horizontally. Much less sensible however simply as cool, e-Nook additionally permits automobiles to maneuver diagonally and rotate on the spot. It’s even attainable to drag off a pivot flip.
It can possible be one other few years earlier than e-Nook modules begin exhibiting up in manufacturing automobiles. In 2021, Hyundai Mobis mentioned it was planning to start rolling out the expertise in 2025. That mentioned, it wouldn’t be shocking to see different automakers incorporate the expertise into their automobiles for the reason that division produces components for different corporations, not simply Hyundai.
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