Hyundai Mobis Demonstrates Lateral Driving at CES 2024

Hyundai Mobis has presented its MOBION electric vehicle (EV) for the first time at CES 2024. This model is equipped with an e-Corner System that allows lateral and diagonal motion, as well as stationary pivot turns.

To enable these new driving movements and turns, MOBION’s four wheels are individually controlled. The e-Corner System uses In-Wheel technology that propels the EV forward and integrates braking, steering, and suspension functions.

Hyundai Mobis reveals MOBION, equipped with next-generation ‘e-Corner System’ electric vehicle mobility technologies, at CES 2024
Hyundai Mobis reveals MOBION, equipped with next-generation ‘e-Corner System’ electric vehicle mobility technologies, at CES 2024

In a world first, the company conducted successful on-road tests of this system’s driving capabilities in 2023.

Vice President Lee Young-kook, Head of Electrification Lab said:

“In-Wheel technology involves placing four small motors inside each wheel, as opposed to the single large driving motor commonly used in EVs. This configuration enables each wheel to generate its own power independently.”

In addition to its In-Wheel technology, MOBION’s design also incorporates sensor technologies for autonomous driving. This includes two short-distance LiDARs near the left and right headlamps and a single long-distance LiDAR at the front of the vehicle. This configuration is particularly effective for lateral movement, as well for recognising nearby objects.

Mobis has also introduced new exterior lighting on the vehicle, such as an installation on the front bumper that signals when a pedestrian is crossing the street and displays the direction in which they are doing so.

Meanwhile, the company is also showcasing its Ground Projection function at CES. This feature complements the e-Corner System’s movements by displaying the vehicle’s direction of travel.

Ground Projection illuminates the vehicle’s direction on the ground and can even generate crosswalk stripes for pedestrians to use when they are detected.

Vice President Lee Seung-Hwan, the Head of Advanced Engineering at Hyundai Mobis said:

“The MOBION represents the embodiment of Hyundai Mobis’ core technologies, all of which are ready for immediate mass production. Always striving to shift the mobility paradigm with vehicles, Mobis created MOBION to showcase our key products and capabilities.”

By unveiling a fully functional demonstration car at CES, rather than a conceptual announcement, Mobis aims to present its confidence in MOBION’s technologies.

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