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Sector 7 November 15 2008 05:23 PM

New auto technology
 
I thought this might be of interest. The article includes a video. Car doors that disappear!
http://www.curiousread.com/2007/12/t...aring-car.html

All Seeing Eye November 15 2008 05:32 PM

Re: New auto technology
 
That's pretty darn awesome. But what happens if the door is open and the car battery burns out or something.

JustAFriend November 17 2008 07:23 PM

Re: New auto technology
 
Looks nice.

Nothing like replacing a $25 hinge with a $2,000 set of motors and gears to maintain though... guess that's fine if you're buying a $150,000 pants-enhancer.....

spinnerlys November 20 2008 02:27 AM

Re: New auto technology
 
Quote:

Tachyon Shield wrote: (Post 2295430)
That's pretty darn awesome. But what happens if the door is open and the car battery burns out or something.

On the company's homepage they state, that it's possible to open the door manually from the inside as from the outside, even easier underwater.

This door looks like magic, fracking fantastic. I hope we will see more of them in the future.

Non Sync November 20 2008 02:30 AM

Re: New auto technology
 
I had seen that the other day and thought it was a neat idea.

Something I thought about this morning was how do you open the door in the event of an accident (side impact)?

LCARS 24 November 20 2008 06:00 AM

Re: New auto technology
 
I've seen it before, too. That's a fine piece of engineering. :bolian:

FordSVT November 20 2008 06:34 AM

Re: New auto technology
 
Quote:

Non Sync wrote: (Post 2313728)
I had seen that the other day and thought it was a neat idea.

Something I thought about this morning was how do you open the door in the event of an accident (side impact)?

If this door won't open, a regular one probably wouldn't. Yo can still go through the window. It still has weak points to cut through, and if an accident is that bad that they can't open the door they cut the roof off.

But EMS people would need to be aware of these types of doors should they become common enough, I'm sure there would be a few tricks with them.

And the Mark VIII is still a good looking car.

Meredith November 21 2008 12:07 AM

Re: New auto technology
 
It'd suck to have a latte in the door's cup holder!


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