The brand imagines a car model that behaves… on the joystick

Hyundai company logo (illustration photo) – Park Ji-Hwan AFP

Hyundai has just unveiled an electric concept car that swaps the steering wheel for joysticks, reports The Verge. The South Korean manufacturer intended to present this model called “Prophecy” at the next Salon de
Geneva, but it was canceled due to the coronavirus epidemic.

He therefore produced a demonstration video. According to the brand press release, these controllers offer a “completely new, yet familiar, reassuring and intuitive driving experience”.

The future of the electric car?

Joysticks, attached to each side of the driver, steer the vehicle left or right. The area at the steering wheel is also clear. This gives the driver maximum comfort and ease of movement. SangYup Lee, director of the brand’s international design center, explains that with this concept car, the objective is “to establish an emotional link between man and the automobile”.

The South Korean automaker says that with Prophecy, it wants to present “innovative mobility solutions for future electric car drivers”. But this is only a draft at this stage. This model foreshadows what the brand’s direction could be in the years to come. No date of marketing and no price has been communicated.

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