the JEEP hum rider elevating car lifts above high traffic

the JEEP hum rider elevating car lifts above high traffic


communication company verizon builds a sky-scraping JEEP ‘grand cherokee’ to promote its ‘cloud-connected’ car technology. the ‘hum rider’ is an SUV fitted with custom hydraulics elevating it five feet in the air, offering enough clearance for it to rise above cars and cut through traffic. with its slick transformation at the push of a button, the ‘hum rider’ is the ‘optimus prime’ of the automotive world.

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it’s an impressive sight to see a large JEEP SUV carry itself over stationary vehicles like a superhero-gadget. the ‘hum rider’ was realized with scott beverly, the man behind the visual effects of sci-fi films including ‘interstellar‘, ‘inception‘, and ‘the dark knight‘. most of the SUV’s system is powered by a gasoline honda generator mounted underneath,  pumping fluid through 300 feet of hydraulic lines. the ‘hum rider’s’ structure was also heavily reinforced, and now weighs in at a substantial 8500 pounds.

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the driver can raise vehicle’s body above traffic by pressing a switch on the dashboard. four cameras located beneath the vehicle’s body allow the driver to visualize what the vehicle is driving over, ensuring the clearances are met and maintained. unfortunately, the ‘hum rider’ won’t be entering mass-production any time soon, but this unique custom job could be the ultimate vehicle for the driver who doesn’t have time to waste.

JEEP hum rider elevating car designboom

JEEP hum rider elevating car designboom

  • Unless this lets you dance out of the way of oncoming traffic, it’s completely pointless because you’ll still have to wait for the light to change.

  • Amaizing!.. but how the hell on earth do the wheels move apart so easy?

  • I call fake on this there is no way those hydraulic arms would fit under the hood with the engine in there.

  • How do the wheels slide sideways..? Looks very effortless in the video, but surely would create a lot of friction and rubber burn on the ground?

  • and that suppose to help the traffic? why are you better than everyone else waited in the line? why not do some good for the world and learn from this guy?

  • Great! I like it

    Goran Stanisavljevic
  • Seriously? It’s not so design.. 🙂


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