Digital control can bring exciting new things to the world of driving.
Hyundai, to be precise, is a large South Korean company that develops components and self-driving technologies Hyundai Mobis already in 2018, its engineers presented the prototype of the special chassis detailed below, a CES 2023however, they brought an improved, more mature version of this with them to dazzle the viewers who are receptive to car curiosities.
The system is similar to the German one For the EasyTurn system developed by ZFwhich we wrote about back in the summer, but looking at the photos and the video published by Hyundai Mobis, it is capable of even more serious maneuvers.
But what is it about? The InsideEVs presented at CES based on his report e-Corner about a special chassis system called Hyundai Ioniq 5 were introduced using The essence of the solution is that the electric motor, shock absorber, and electronic braking and steering of the purely electric car (brake by wire and steer by wire) was packed into a single compact unit, which has the huge advantage of being relatively easy to install in any electric vehicle.
With the help of the e-Corner module, Hyundai is capable of very special maneuvers: it can move sideways, turn up to 360 degrees in one place, but it can also drive diagonally – just like the Electric Hummer EV promoted by LeBron James – and it can also turn 90 degrees if you only turn the rear wheels.
It is interesting that this solution was invented almost 100 years ago, the recording below is from 1927.
The XX. and in the thirties of the 20th century, the “fifth wheel” method was developed in the United States: the solution specifically to facilitate parking was made possible by an extra wheel, which lowered from the back of the car and helped the owners of cars without servos to get in and out of tight parking spaces. The solution was so popular that it was used until the 1950s.
Unfortunately, Hyundai Mobis did not share more details about its development, so it is not yet clear when the solution can be expected to appear on one of the company’s series-produced cars.