Hyundai’s Walking Concept Car, Elevate

Designed as a first responder for natural disasters, automaker Hyundai’s Elevate concept car sets wheels on robotic legs that can stretch to walk or climb across challenging terrain. Unveiled at CES (as a small toy-like model), the vehicle’s “active suspension” employs an electric actuator technology, allowing the leg architecture freedom of movement in six directions. Further, the modular passenger unit opens in all four directions. Read …

Toyota’s Newest Autonomous Technology, “Guardian”

The brand's new system will work in tandem with the driver to prevent accidents but take over in learned situations

While the capabilities of autonomous technology continue to expand, Toyota is emphasizing the importance of a balance in responsibility. The Toyota Research Institute is testing its 100% autonomous “Chauffeur” system, but it’s the “Guardian” program that is garnering a large portion of the brand’s attention, signaling an investment and trust in humanity’s capabilities—with the help of smart technology. The TRI-P4, the vehicle which will do …

Land Rover Announces All-New 2020 Defender

The redesigned classic utility vehicle will also make its way to North America

While not as good as getting one for the holidays, Land Rover has officially announced the long expected news that the all-new next generation Defender will debut in 2019 as a 2020 model year. Better yet, they’ve confirmed that the car will be sold in North America. The iconic vehicle maintained its cult style and status for seventy years before being retired, while design and …