Hyundai imagines future EV where cars “ roll ” sideways to park

Each urban mobility EV concept needs some kind of fun thing, and Hyundai delivered quite a few with its latest Concepts of Mobis M.Vision. The first model called the M.Vision POP is a small two-seater not unlike Friend of Citroën, but with unique features that make it much more user-friendly and handy.

The POP was developed under Hyundai’s “Tech Joy” theme, with a “core solution” called “Phobility”. Translated from designer-speak, the idea is that your smartphone could not only be used to reserve a car, but also be integrated into the steering wheel and “become the cockpit of the automobile itself,” according to Hyundai. It can then interface with the vehicle screen, enable voice recognition, and “use smartphone sensors for wireless vehicle steering” in one way or another. In one videoHyundai even shows how you could pass the wheel to your passenger if you got drowsy.


This content is not available due to your privacy preferences. Update your settings The key feature of the POP, however, is the e-Corner module (pictured above). Each of the four wheels turns up to 180 degrees to the side, allowing the vehicle to move side to side like a crab, or even turn 360 degrees in place. This could be a great help with parking (the vehicle would park automatically, of course), or allow you to make a very quick U-turn if you accidentally pass your destination.

Meanwhile, the M.Vision X is an autonomous four-passenger vehicle that’s also loaded with tech. All of the vehicle’s windows can be turned into LCD screens, allowing you to watch sports, entertainment or turn the entire vehicle into a nightclub, according to the video below. If some passengers just want to look outside, half of the windows can be screens and the rest can be clear glass. Passengers could control driving functions, AI speakers and infotainment using gesture recognition functions so they wouldn’t have to touch anything and there is even a UV light sterilization function – Hyundai’s response to these COVID times.

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