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Old November 15 2008, 05:23 PM   #1
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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
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Old November 15 2008, 05:32 PM   #2
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That's pretty darn awesome. But what happens if the door is open and the car battery burns out or something.
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Old November 17 2008, 07:23 PM   #3
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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.....
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Old November 20 2008, 02:27 AM   #4
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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.
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Old November 20 2008, 02:30 AM   #5
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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)?
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Old November 20 2008, 06:00 AM   #6
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I've seen it before, too. That's a fine piece of engineering.
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Old November 20 2008, 06:34 AM   #7
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Non Sync wrote: View Post
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.
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Old November 21 2008, 12:07 AM   #8
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It'd suck to have a latte in the door's cup holder!
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