See the first car that can hydraulically rise up and widen its wheel base so that it can drive over bumper-to-bumper gridlock

Encounter a feat of engineering during your visit to LSC! The Hum Rider is the first car that can hydraulically rise up and widen its wheel base so that it can drive over bumper-to-bumper gridlock.

The Hum Rider was built to promote Verizon’s Hum dongle, which aims to “elevate” driving using onboard diagnostics and a dedicated smart-car app. Video of the Hum Rider received one billion views and was featured on “Jay Leno’s Garage” and “The Today Show.”

The car, a converted Jeep Grand Cherokee, weighs 4,900 lbs. and uses an intricate hydraulic system to escape traffic jams.

The Hum Rider was designed by Art Thompson, chief engineer of the Stealth Bomber, and Scott Beverly, a special effects designer who has worked with George Lucas and Michael Bay. The idea of the car was conceived by James Percelay, creative director of Jelly Media.

Visitor info

Location: Front Patio

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Highlights

  • See daily demos of the Hum Rider during your visit to LSC. Demos are at 3:30 pm on weekdays, and 4:30 pm on weekends

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