Hyundai Tiger X-1: Ultimate uncrewed robot concept is here

Hyundai Tiger X-1

TIGER X-1 is an Uuncrewed ultimate mobility vehicle

Hyundai motor corporation revealed a new concept robot. Hyundai Tiger X-1 is a new concept robot that carries payloads in remote locations. The Tiger stands for Transforming Intelligent Ground Excursion Robot.

Tiger X-1 Drone
Tiger X-1 Drone

Furthermore, this robot can either drive as a four-wheel-drive vehicle or walk on its four legs. So, it can both walk and drive. This setup is conducive to difficult and inaccessible terrains. This new concept is designed in Hyundai’s new horizon studio in partnership with Autodesk and Sundberg-Ferar. This studio is working on new and emerging vehicle platforms as well as upcoming technologies in mobility.

Also, Hyundai Tiger X-1 is the first uncrewed vehicle platform in the company’s history. The vehicle without crew increases its scope and applications. This vehicle can access remote and inaccessible locations where humans can’t survive.

A vehicle like TIGER gives us an opportunity to push our imagination.

Dr. John suh, Head of horizon studio

The concept

The main idea behind designing the Hyundai Tiger X-1 is to access remote locations. It is basically a modular platform for scientific exploration in remote, extremely inaccessible locations.

The Tiger has modular platform architecture. It features a more sophisticated leg and wheel locomotion system. The 360-degree directional control increases maneuverability. It also includes remote observation sensors. The tiger also has the ability to connect to UAVs. These UAVs can charge and deploy Tiger in remote locations.

Furthermore, the load bay within the body can carry payloads. It can also deploy aid packages during an emergency. The legs of the Hyundai Tiger X-1 keep payloads in level when you compare to normal vehicles.

Also, when the tiger retracts its legs, it drives in a more efficient all-wheel drive. This is because it moves by rolling traction. If the Tiger is stuck somewhere, say mud, where wheels alone can’t propel the vehicle forward, it utilizes its walking ability. The Hyundai elevate has this feature, which was debuted at CES 2019.

Besides, the major difference between the Elevate and Tiger is people carrying capability. Elevate can carry people around while the tiger is uncrewed, while Tiger carries similar characters of Elevate’s leg and wheels.

The Design

The Tiger X-1 is designed in collaboration with international partners. Tiger X-1 uses Autodesk’s generative design capabilities with Hyundai’s strong R & D in mobility. The 360 degrees surface evaluation capabilities increase its scope in natural disasters and even on other planet’s surfaces.

Also, you can attach surveillance cameras and sensors to Tiger’s modular platform. The lightweight and robust platform of the Tiger X-1 increases its capabilities in handling rough terrains.

Horizon Studio

First of all, the new horizon studio develops vehicles having incredible mobility at their core. The Hyundai Tiger X-1, designed by the studio, can surpass SUV’s capabilities. These UMVs can work in extreme environments and can adapt to changing terrain conditions.

Also, Horizon studio develops technologies including high-performance power systems, chassis, wheel leg locomotion, high-performance materials and structures, a human-centered approach in the design, and virtual development and evaluation systems. All these technologies will definitely bring speed in developing new mobility platforms.

The Horizon studio is bringing new concepts and advancements in technology. It will surely address the challenging driving conditions and provide a robust platform for exploration and disaster management.

In conclusion, the Hyundai Tiger X-1 is a concept that takes technology to its limits and brings more utility and versatility. We are very sure the future of mobility is inspiring and helpful to humanity.

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