The automaker unveiled its prototype steering wheels at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week.
The big annual meeting of electronics giants, car manufacturers and technology start-ups opened on Tuesday in Las Vegas.
Wheels that can be rotated 90°C
This year, the city in the western United States will welcome more than 3,500 exhibitors and around 130,000 visitors in several hotels and conference centers to the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2024 from January 9th to 12th.
Among the exhibitors we find the automobile manufacturer Hyundai. At its stand, the group introduced its e-Corner device, a prototype of wheels that can be steered at 90°C. This device was developed by a subsidiary of the Korean manufacturer Hyundai Mobis. According to Le Parisien, the e-Corner system does not require a special chassis and could therefore be installed in vehicles from competing brands.
Hyundai has been promoting its development for several years, which could help drivers who have difficulty parking properly. In a video published in April 2023, we can see a test vehicle performing several maneuvers with the e-Corner system. The latter consists of an engine, a shock absorber, a steering system and a braking system
In addition to “crab driving,” which is intended to make it possible to avoid gaps and park easily, Hyundai assures that its device can also be used to turn around in tight spaces. Even on expressways, the wheels can easily turn when overtaking.
According to L'Argus, Hyundai is aiming to equip autonomous vehicles such as shuttles before looking at production vehicles.
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