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Hyundai Motor Group unveils self-driving mobility vehicle concept for inaccessible terrain

Hyundai Motor Group unveils self-driving mobility vehicle concept for inaccessible terrain

Hyundai Motor Group has revealed TIGER (Transforming Intelligent Ground Excursion Robot), the company's second ultimate mobility vehicle (UMV) and the first designed to be uncrewed. The intelligent ground excursion robot is designed to carry various types of payload while traveling over challenging terrain.

Concept vehicle showcases capability across remote and inaccessible terrain

TIGER's capabilities are designed to function as a mobile scientific exploration platform in extreme, remote locations.

Based on a modular platform architecture, its features include a sophisticated leg and wheel locomotion system, 360-degree directional control, and a range of sensors for remote observation. It is also intended to connect to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which can fully charge and deliver TIGER to inaccessible locations.

First version designed with global development partnerships

The first version of TIGER is X-1 (the X stands for experimental) and brings together a wide-range of technological and design expertise. The project is being led by Hyundai Motor Group's New Horizons Studio, while working in close partnership with Autodesk, a leading engineering design software company.

New Horizons Studio - home to Hyundai Motor Group UMV development

New Horizons Studio, headquartered in Mountain View, California, develops vehicles for users with a need for travel and mobility across unconventional and off-road terrains, including places that cannot be reached by conventional wheeled vehicles. UMVs developed by New Horizons Studio can be subject to more challenging applications and environments, and adaptable to changing conditions.