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The Star Wars-style cars that can WALK: Hyundai unveils creepy 'Walker' vehicles...

• https://www.dailymail.co, By MARK PRIGG

While many cars claim to be the ultimate off roader, Hyundai had revealed a radical new take - a car with legs that can simply walk over terrain it struggles to drive over.

The firm revealed its Elevate concept at CES in Las Vegas, showing off vehicles aimed at first responders as well as New York yellow taxis.

The design, which resembles the All Terrain Armored Transport (AT-AT) walkers found in the Star Wars universe, combines a traditional wheel with a leg the unfolds for dangerous terrain. 

It can even climb stairs to pick up passengers in a wheelchair, allowing them to simply roll in.

Hyundai says first responders are likely to be the first customers for the vehicle.

'When a tsunami or earthquake hits, current rescue vehicles can only deliver first responders to the edge of the debris field,' said John Suh of the firm. 

'They have to go the rest of the way by foot. 

'Elevate can drive to the scene and climb right over flood debris or crumbled concrete,' said John Suh, Vice President and Head of Hyundai CRADLE.

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