Verizon Hum Rider rises above traffic

Verizon has built a sky-high SUV to promote its cloud-connected automotive tech.
The Hum Rider is a Jeep Grand Cherokee fitted with a custom undercarriage that can lift it about five feet in the air, giving it enough clearance to beat traffic by driving over it.

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+7 1. thefox commented 4 years ago

I wonder how well it corners? :|
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+7 2. cameramaster commented 4 years ago

#1. Exceptionally well when elevated...at exceptionally low speeds.
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+3 3. captain_obvious commented 4 years ago

imagine all the radio antenna's that wil be send to heaven
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+3 4. Jim777 commented 4 years ago

so what yo gonna do when everyone has the same car in the jam? (queue) :(|)
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+3 5. solo2r commented 4 years ago

Great, another way for jackoffs to cut in front of Us. [or on top, in this case]
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+2 6. Abdullah54 commented 4 years ago

Hmm, when elevating only left wheels move to the left (tire/tarmac friction appear not to bother anybody). When getting back the left wheels are stationary and only the right ones are moving back. How come? ;)
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0 7. oleHashow commented 4 years ago

wrong category
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-1 8. Trooper commented 4 years ago

Good CGI work, except for the part when they show the car changing from normal to elevated... If tires were really pushed sideways against the pavement, there would be a lot of tire screech, smoke and vibrations.

I assume that if there is a practical effect in there, they start with a normal SUV and a static elevated platform that are not connected. Cut to CGI for the transformation part. A crane is probably used to drop the car body on the static platform. They film the platform going over a row of cars, Cut to CGI and finish by filming the normal SUV driving away.
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-1 9. sux2bu commented 4 years ago

Nope , it does lift and drive as shown,but they do use a little trickery too.

http://altdriver.com/story/how-the-hum-rider-can-be-real-and-fake-all-at-once/
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0 10. Judge-Jake commented 4 years ago

If that became an everyday occurrence all drivers would carry long spiky sticks and stab the basterds as they went over. :D
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0 11. thundersnow commented 4 years ago

And when everyone has one like that, we're back at square one.
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+1 12. sunnydaze4me commented 4 years ago

#8 the link at #9 explains how it works.....no cgi.