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Watch: Hyundai launches a 'walking car'

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Hyundai is hoping to save lives after natural disasters with its new walking car that can climb over tricky terrain to reach those in need. 

The South Korean automotive giant is calling its Elevate concept the first Ultimate Mobility Vehicle (UMV), blending technology found in electric cars and robots. 

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It's capable of mimicking both mammal and reptile gaits, allowing it to move in any direction and walk over rocks. 

It can climb a five-foot wall, step over a large gap and walk over diverse terrain, all while keeping its body and passengers completely level. 

One day it could deliver you to your door. 

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The legs also fold up into a stowed drive-mode, meaning Elevate is able to drive at highway speeds just like any other vehicle.

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