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Old 4th April 2009, 23:36   #1
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Hi, I dont know how many of you have become a victim of or have opened the car door suddenly and it has hurt some pedestrians or cyclist or biker or worse another vehicle.
Well these things are going to become past as a team from Technical University Munich (Michael Strolz) and BMW (Michael Graf) have found a safer door.
Well it seems that the car door is very similar to the normal door and just consists of an additional metal beam running through the centre and connected to the hinges.
The entire set up consists of a sensor, an accelerometer, and a linear motor.
When the sensors sense a nearby obstacle and when the accelerometer senses an attempt to open the door then the linear motor acts in the opposite direction restricting the attempt to open the door.
It seems that the door becomes stiffer as it goes closer to the object so we can even prevent the door from getting scratched from the pillars.

Nice tech na ?
further read at : Intelligent car door clams up when danger's about - tech - 03 April 2009 - New Scientist

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Old 5th April 2009, 00:09   #2
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too much of technology for too little problem lol
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You can never hurt a pedestrian in a certain Italian car - the door opens in stages. Exit Stage Left if you're in a rush!
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now doors will cost even more to replace

simpler to just standard fit scissor doors

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You can never hurt a pedestrian in a certain Italian car - the door opens in stages. Exit Stage Left if you're in a rush!
In stages ?? I dont get you completely !! Name the car too
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now doors will cost even more to replace

simpler to just standard fit scissor doors

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My thoughts exactly. Was thinking the same thing and then came across ur post
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simpler to just standard fit scissor doors
Why even scissor type? Front doors sliding front and rear doors sliding back would achieve the same objective without compromising interior space.
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A quick glance towards your back before alighting works the best, only problem...not many people have a habit for this. :(
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A quick glance towards your back before alighting works the best, only problem...not many people have a habit for this. :(
why worry about the cure when you can prevent them
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It's the case in the Siena
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It's the case in the Siena
In my Palio too, I guess it is standard in all FIAT cars.
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Ah ha now I understand the stage opening !!
I used to ask myself why are they so stiff
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A quick glance towards your back before alighting works the best, only problem...not many people have a habit for this. :(
The best thing to do..!!
How many people have patience even for this small thing ?
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Faced unlocked door in two situations (being busy/hasty) which i feel soo bad for it. Left rear door locked improperly which could have been easy for the thief to steal. Almost drove off the car from the parking lot with the again left rear door half locked. Currently my Esteem's security system is deactive due to a wiring fault by dealer. I now feel soo handicapped without it.
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Incase of an accident I wouldnt want to get locked up in the car ..LOL . what happens when there is an accident and the doors refuse to open ?
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