Hyundai has unveiled a concept of an autonomous car to explore very difficult terrain, such as the Moon.

What if Hyundai put a car on the moon? We start dreaming about it when we discover the TIGER concept, a strange mix between an autonomous car and a robot, designed to climb the most inaccessible places, and even get to the Moon.

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The main specificity of TIGER (for Transforming Intelligent Ground Excursion Robot), these are its suspensions which are actually more like legs articulated. The TIGER can deploy them to pass over an obstacle, or to travel over rough terrain. Autonomous, the TIGER can travel in all directions.

From scientific exploration to parcel delivery

In 2019, Hyundai presented a similar concept, the Elevate. The latter could then accommodate a few occupants in its cabin, for example, to be able to provide assistance in the event of a natural disaster. This is not the case with TIGER, which can receive scientific instruments, or objects to transport (such as rocks in the event of lunar exploration, for example).

But rather than actually aiming for the moon, Hyundai wants to present its vision of autonomous vehicles that can go anywhere, to simplify scientific research, or quite simply to deliver objects in, particularly accessible places. Imagine for example living as a hermit in the middle of the assembly, but still being able to have your packages delivered by a robotic factor …

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Hyundai TIGER presentation
TIGER stands for “Transformable and intelligent Earth exploration robot”

 

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The Hyundai TIGER, on the Moon
Hyundai isn’t really aiming for the moon but says TIGER could come in handy in these situations

 

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The Hyundai TIGER in a forest
TIGER could be used to explore inaccessible places

 

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Hyundai TIGER chassis
The TIGER is modular and can accommodate different “bodies”

 

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The Hyundai TIGER and its articulated legs
The TIGER can also embark objects, or make deliveries