The New York Auto Show is of course the place where a company like Hyundai would show off, I don’t know, a car or something. Hyundai took advantage of another car show, the Seoul Motor Show, to show off their E4U concept vehicle.
The E4U, which I would imagine stands for Easy For You, was designed by the Advanced Design Department at Hyundai, and has the ability to drive in any direction. This egg-shaped vehicle doesn’t have traditional wheels, at least in the front. There are two other wheels in the back for stability, but in the center is a semispherical part that can spin horizontally. That sounds like it wouldn’t work, but apparently this semisphere is in a tilted position to generate drive.
The driver uses two pedals to control forward and backward motion, and it can only do speeds similar to a walking pace. That won’t get you very far, and you will probably look pretty ridiculous in that helmet.
I’m guessing that this is one of those devices that you build just to prove that you can build it. It may not be practical, but hey, look at how cool it is! If there is a speculative fiction film that needs a prop, call Hyundai!