January 27, 2023

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Hyundai Ioniq – solves the parking slot

During the big electronics show in Las Vegas this week, Hyundai’s self-driving car division — Hyundai Mobis — showed off a system they call the e-Corner. It is installed in a prototype electric Ioniq 5 and enables the vehicle to maneuver in entirely new ways.

As the video showsAll four wheels can rotate 90 degrees in the same direction, which means the car can easily move sideways in and out of tight parking spaces, but that’s not all.

The car can move in any way imaginable. It can move the front and rear wheels independently of each other, rotating 360 degrees around itself. It can drive diagonally and can only rotate the rear wheels 90 degrees and drive like a forklift. Electronic parking only works at low speeds.

for electric cars

The technology consists of an electric motor, electric shock absorbers, brakes and steering on each wheel. There is no physical contact with the brake pedal or steering wheel. From there, electrical signals (steering cables) are transmitted to small electric motors at each wheel.

Completely independent: Each wheel has an electric motor, electric shock absorbers and small electric motors that provide braking and steering.  Photo: Hyundai Mobis

Completely independent: Each wheel has an electric motor, electric shock absorbers and small electric motors that provide braking and steering. Photo: Hyundai Mobis
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According to Hyundai Mobis, the system should be suitable for a number of electric car models without affecting the interior space in the cars. Hyundai has not released any other details about the system. Not even when they expect the electronic corner to be ready for series production.

“crab mode” in Cybertruck

However, the potential for such a system, if it goes into production, is great. you will be

It can make life easier for engineers who develop cars and drivers.

The American GMC Hummer EV, which went on sale last year, has a system that allows it to drive diagonally. Many sources claim that Tesla’s Cybertruck will also have something called a crab mode, which allows it to move sideways like a crab. Cybertruck production is scheduled to begin this year.

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