Thursday, April 18, 2024

Hyundai’s e-Corner System changes the way you turn, park, and pivot

Korea-based automotive supplier Hyundai Mobis has revealed a demo video of its IONIQ 5 integrated with an e-corner driving system that allows parallel parking, forward parking, or escapes from dead end with all four wheels turning 90 degrees altogether or independently.

The e-corner module concept was first unveiled at the 2018 CES. Through this time, Hyundai Mobis has redefined this concept for its practical use on the automobile with the success of a demo car driving on real-world roads, the system is improving its reliability.

In this demo video, the car is demonstrating the e-Corner driving system. The IONIQ 5 demo car equipped with the e-Corner driving system drove in the proving ground and on the public road, showing various driving systems, including crab walking, zero turn, diagonal driving, and Pivot turn.

The crab walking driving system allows all four wheels to rotate 90 degrees for parallel movement, enabling parallel parking in tight spaces.

The zero-turn system features the front wheels turning inward while the rear wheels turn outward to perform a 360-degree idle turn. This allows the driver to easily steer the vehicle in a confined space with minimal movement.

The diagonal driving system turns all four wheels at 45 degrees in the same direction, helping to avoid road obstacles or vehicles smoothly.

Pivot Turn allows the driver to select any point to rotate the vehicle on a central axis, similar to drawing a circle using a compass.

The e-Corner system developed by Hyundai Mobis is an all-in-one package module of brake by wire, steer by wire, damper, and in-wheel motor mounted on each wheel.

The system is considered a key mobility technology for electrification and autonomous driving. This innovative technology has yet to be mass-produced anywhere in the world.

Hyundai Mobis is taking a step ahead of the global competition picture on its ability to develop a wide range of essential components in-house, not just for steering and braking but also for connectivity and electrification and their convergence.

Cheon Jae-seung, the head of the Future Technology Convergence Institute at Hyundai Mobis, said, “We are idealizing the e-Corner System in order to meet the demands for future mobility. We will secure different types of customized mobility solutions that can be applied in autonomous driving and PBVs to solidify our vision of reaching new heights as a mobility platform provider.”