We’ve all been there before, hopelessly stuck in the traffic jam. It sucks, plain ...
We’ve all been there before, hopelessly stuck in the traffic jam. It sucks, plain and simple. And yet we have all dreamed about having the car with the capability of literally driving over that complete standstill as you look down at a poor saps still stuck in the quagmire.
Hum Rider is the solution, it’s not some CGI trick. This heavily modified Jeep Grand Cherokee was built for Verizon purely as the advertisement to promote Hum, the telecom giant’s new module that plugs into the car’s OBD port.
For a monthly fee, it will provide owners with vehicle diagnostics, stolen vehicle tracking, roadside assistance, and even the speed monitor that notifies you when to slow down.
But back to that Inspector Gadget-inspired Jeep: It is not for sale and weighs 8,500 pounds (a standard Grand Cherokee barely weighs 5,500 pounds).
The Jeep’s original underpinnings have been completely ripped out, replaced by this custom-built hydraulic lift system. Not only is it capable of lifting vehicle to necessary traffic-passing heights, and it can also widen the Jeep’s stance if need be.
A Honda generator, located under a hood in place of the original factory engine, powers the lift system.
There is over 300 feet of hydraulic pressure lines that control all movement, while bunch of cameras ensure a lift system reaches the necessary height and width to avoid scraping another car. And speaking of cars, they are the only thing this Honda engine-powered, four-ton Grand Cherokee can bypass.
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