News from AU
May 12, 2021

Generative Design and Hyundai’s New Ultimate Mobility Vehicle

John Suh
Dr. John Suh, VP of New Horizons Studio at Hyundai, presenting at the AU 2020 Design & Manufacturing Keynote.

Maybe you remember the Hyundai Elevate from AU 2020? Described as an ultimate mobility vehicle (UMV), it’s a concept car that can stand up and walk when it needs to cross difficult terrain. A combination of automotive design and advanced robotics, the project earned Hyundai’s New Horizons Studio an Autodesk Excellence Award for Innovator of the Year.

Now the Elevate is getting a younger sibling. The TIGER X-1—short for Transforming Intelligent Ground Excursion Robot—is a smaller, unmanned concept vehicle that, like the Elevate, can roll on wheels or stride on foot to deliver a payload wherever it’s needed. Whether used for rescue operations or research, it can go where people can’t—even on other planets and moons—and intelligently navigate its surroundings, as Car & Driver reported.

Autodesk is working as a partner on the project, which is being designed in Fusion 360. To optimize the legs of the TIGER for greater strength and reduced mass, the New Horizons team is using the generative design capabilities in Fusion 360, as well as support for advanced manufacturing workflows including additive manufacturing.

Ready to learn more about working with generative design for transportation? Check out these related sessions and resources:

AU 2020 Design & Manufacturing Keynote

John Suh of Hyundai showcased the Elevate as part of the Design & Manufacturing Keynote at AU 2020. He shows the vehicle in action and discusses the collaboration with Autodesk.

Generative Design in the Development of the New BAC Mono

Neill Briggs of the Briggs Automotive Company shares his experience using generative design to reduce the weight of key components in their new BAC Mono, and to evolve the aesthetics of the street-legal racer.

Generative Design and Additive Manufacturing for Work—and Play

Tim VanAst and Anthony Muzzillo demonstrate the generative design workflows in Fusion 360 and how to set up projects in Netfabb for additive manufacturing.

Bridging the Gap in Generative Design Workflows

Going from generatively designed model to production-ready additive project can be a challenge. Krzysztof Dylewski and Krystian Motawa show you how to generate, validate, and prepare your work and avoid common mistakes.