Five years after its debut at CES 2018, the Hyundai e-Corner technology is closer to reality. After its last appearance at CES 2021, the system was unveiled at CES 2023. This time, instead of creating a special prototype to demonstrate the technology, Hyundai’s Mobis division integrated the e-Corner into the Ioniq 5 EV.
As you can see from the video shared by Hyundai, the module, like the Hummer EV’s CrabWalk feature, allows the vehicle’s wheels to turn sideways, which is not possible in a vehicle with a traditional suspension system. Therefore, it allows you to perform maneuvers that are unattainable on other cars. For example, parallel parking is as simple as turning the wheels 90 degrees and driving the car horizontally. Less practical, but equally interesting e-Corner function allows the car to move diagonally and turn in place. You can even perform a turn on the spot.
It will probably be a few more years before the e-Corner modules start to appear in production cars. In 2021, Hyundai Mobis said it plans to start implementing the technology in 2025. At the same time, it will not be surprising if other automakers also implement this technology in their cars, since the division produces parts for other companies, not just Hyundai.