New auto technology

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Sector 7, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. Sector 7

    Sector 7 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 27, 2008
    Rural North Carolina
  2. All Seeing Eye

    All Seeing Eye Admiral

    Sep 24, 2000
    The Astral Light Realms
    That's pretty darn awesome. But what happens if the door is open and the car battery burns out or something.
  3. JustAFriend

    JustAFriend Commodore Commodore

    Apr 2, 2002
    South Florida, USA
    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.....
  4. spinnerlys

    spinnerlys Commander Red Shirt

    Jan 23, 2008
    in between
    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.
  5. Non Sync

    Non Sync Captain Captain

    Aug 9, 2002
    Mission Viejo, CA
    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)?
  6. Bill Morris

    Bill Morris Commodore Commodore

    Apr 10, 2005
    I've seen it before, too. That's a fine piece of engineering. :bolian:
  7. FordSVT

    FordSVT Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 17, 2001
    Atlantic Canada
    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.
  8. Meredith

    Meredith Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 8, 2001
    Abh Space
    It'd suck to have a latte in the door's cup holder!