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Jeep Grand Cherokee modified to stilt over traffic (video)

Traffic is an inevitable and hair-pulling part of many of our daily commutes. If you’re anything like us you often fantasize about being able to glide over the gridlock, or have a drone coming to pick you up and take you away, or as in this case, your car grow some extendo-legs, Inspector Gadget-style and just roll over those suckers.

Well the Hum Rider is just that; a Jeep Grand Cherokee decked out with a sophisticated hydraulic platform that extends outwards and upwards. It is devised by Thinkmodo to showcase Verizon Telematic’s Hum device that clips into the OBD port. VP of marketing Jay Jaffin said:

“In many respects, [the Hum Rider is] a bit of a metaphor, taking the ordinary driving experience and making it extraordinary. Kind of what we’re illustrating with that crazy car that drives over cars.”

It is said to be able to clear SUVs, but in the clip we can only see it driving over Fiestas and Kias, meaning a Ford Explorer or F-150 might be a bit too tall. Also, we doubt other drivers would appreciate being driven over and stay still while you do so.

We have to say, though, it is a cool-looking concept and a lot more novel than their other work, which includes Devil Baby Attack. Take a look at the video below for a demo of the Jeep.

Mitchell is a contributing journalist and features writer at PerformanceDrive. He has been a passionate petrol-head from a very young age. He is excited by the future of the industry, and considers himself as a bit of a fanatic when it comes to the technical aspects of cars. He is also fascinated by new cars that are popping up in developing markets.