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Dezeen Debrief: designers explore future of mobility at CES 2019

Mobility was a hot topic at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. Our first Dezeen Debrief roundup movie presents highlights of the event, including a quadrupedal car and mechanical delivery dogs.

The future of driving is... walking

Hyundai unveiled its concept for a walking car. Called Elevate, the proposed vehicle would have extendable robotic legs, which would allow it to negotiate dangerous and uneven terrain.

The South Korean carmaker claims the vehicle could help emergency workers rescue people in hard-to-reach areas, in addition to being suitable for use in cities.

Who let the robo dogs out?

German automotive company, Continental, revealed a prototype mechanical mutt capable of delivering parcels to customers' doorsteps.

The brand imagines the autonomous canines would be driven around in Continental’s CUbE minibus before being released to do their rounds.

It wasn’t all good news for robots, though. The show's own humanoid bot was the victim of a driverless hit and run. Promobot was on its way to CES when it was "hit and destroyed" by a self-driving Tesla.

AI AI captain

Elsewhere at CES, brands demonstrated how artificial intelligence and virtual reality could be incorporated in transport.

Brazilian tech start-up Hoobox debuted an electric wheelchair that converts facial expressions into movement using AI.

Smile, winks, and kisses are just some of the expressions recognised by the wheelchair, which dictate its speed and direction.

VR = Vomit Remedy

Could virtual reality cure car sickness? Holoride released a VR solution for passengers who suffer from nausea in driverless cars. 

The technology syncs the VR experience with the movement of the car in order to combat motion sickness.

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