Δεν γίνεται να μην έχει χτυπήσει ποτέ την πόρτα του αυτοκινήτου του σε παρκαρισμένο αυτοκίνητο που βρίσκεται δίπλα από το δικό σου. Η Ford ανακοίνωσε ότι από το 2012 θα βάλει στο Focus ένα pop-up προστατευτικό στις πόρτες του. Το σύστημα κοστίζει 300 ευρώ και έχει αναπτυχθεί από τους μηχανικούς της Ford στη Κολωνία. Μόλις η πόρτα ανοίξει πάνω από 15 εκ. το σύστημα ανοίγει και μέσα σε 60 ms κλείνει αυτόματα μόλις ανιχνεύσει ότι η πόρτα κλείνει. Δες το video και τις φωτογραφίες για να καταλάβεις πως λειτουργεί το σύστημα.

[Πηγή: Ford]

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Ford’s New Door Edge Protector Thwarts Dents, Dings and Scratches Even in the UK’s Tightest Parking Spots

  • Ford’s new Door Edge Protector is the first active system to help prevent costly dents and scratches and to provide a buffer to protect neighbouring vehicles
  • Door Edge Protector, which debuts in January 2012 on the Ford Focus, activates as the door is opened. A concealed protective flap slips into position when the door opens, providing a buffer that helps prevent damage to paint and body work
  • Ford research shows 57 per cent of drivers in the Midlands have experienced door damage in car park incidents, with Northern drivers experiencing eight per cent fewer dents
  • 85 per cent of British drivers do not believe other drivers would confess to damaging their car

BRENTWOOD, Essex, 22 September 2011  – Ford is introducing a new feature designed to prevent dents and scratches, which have become a costly fact of life in the UK, home to some of the world’s narrowest streets and tightest parking spaces.

The feature, called Door Edge Protector, will debut in early 2012 on the Ford Focus. The system – designed by Ford engineers in Cologne, Germany – works automatically when the door is opened. A protective flap concealed in the door moves into position in a fraction of a second as the door opens providing a buffer that prevents damage to paint and body work. The cost to repair a dented car door can easily reach £250 and 85 per cent of British drivers do not believe the perpetrators of the damage would confess to the incident.

“The Door Edge Protector will be one of those features that we think will make customers say ‘Why didn’t someone think of this sooner?’” said Matthias Tensing, product development system engineer. “It will help parents with children in the backseat or anyone who needs to park in a tight spot.”

According to research car owners in the Midlands are most likely to suffer a car park scratch or dent with 57 per cent of drivers reporting damage. By contrast 49 per cent of drivers in the North of England and 54 per cent in the South have reported such damage. British drivers get off lightly in comparison to Spain where 83 per cent of driver report scuffs, dents and scrapes.

Ford’s Door Edge Protector helps prevent damage for these car owners by fully extending into its protective position at a door opening gap of less than 15cm. The feature defends against more than 90 per cent of variously positioned obstructions to the front doors and 85 per cent at the rear doors.

Offering maximum protection with minimal impact on weight and without affecting existing mechanisms or side impact performance, the Door Edge Protector retracts in just 60 milliseconds to allow for doors being slammed shut and includes a clutch mechanism that prevents damage if the flap is obstructed when returning. A special rubber compound is used that can withstand thousands of usage cycles and creates a minimum of noise as it springs into position. The protective flap is quickly and easily replaced by heavy users, with the unit simply clipping into place.

“The small scuffs and scratches that result from car doors being opened into obstacles, or from having a car door opened into your own vehicle, can be frustrating for car owners – often too small to be covered by insurance but expensive to have repaired out of car owners’ own pockets,” said Matthew Avery, crash and safety research manager at Thatcham, the UK Motor Insurance Repair Research Centre.

“Ford’s new Door Edge Protector is an excellent innovation for preventing these annoying dents and scratches. Any system that can reduce the risk of damage to your own or someone else’s vehicle is worthy of recognition, but one that operates so effectively without affecting the looks or performance is particularly noteworthy.”

  • Wreo alla den ksero posa anoikse klise tha anteksei

  • Devel

    magali vlakeia to systimataki kata tin gnwmi mou ..to pairnei kapoios kai exontas sto myalo tou oti to exei gemizei ta aytokinita tou kosmou me porties kai lakouves….kai na prolabw ton opoiondipote, nai den tha fygei xrwma alla lakouba tha kanei estw kai apo aytes poy paideyesai poly gia na tis diakrineis …fainetai oti to yliko tou den einai kai toso sfouggaroides alla kai malako na itan pali kanei zimia..
    einai mia prostasia gia otan ksexasteis  alla eimai sigouros oti otan o/h opoia/opoiosdipote kserei oti to exei tha tha to parakanei..to mono sigouro einai oti to diko tou aytokinito den tha pathei zimia…as dw tin kyramarika dipla mou sto  emporiko na anoigei me perish anesi tin porta toy antratis kai na stamatei panw sto ftero mou kai meta na mou pei Koita den epathe tipota!!!!! %$#@$^$#@

  • Mika

    To thema den einai mono na mh xtyphseis esy to diplano,alla na mh se xtypaei o kathe malakas pou anoigokleinei th porta xwris na exei th prosoxh tou…
    H lysh apo edw kai pera einai na parakaroume dipla se Focus…
    LOL..
    Symfwnw, na dw poso tha anteksei ayto to anoikse kleise….
    Idiws,sth pisw porta den mou kanei gia poly aksiopisto…
    Otna douleyei omws,deixnei poly kalo san idea..

  • Stavros Sidiropoulos

    Εξυπνο.

  • cfu

    emena mou aresi
    extes o pateras mou anoikse ti porta kai gdarthike pano se ena toixo h akri tis portas ekei akribos pou ebale h ford ayto to systimatakh
    kathomoun meta me aloifes na bgalo tis gratsounies
    aksizei giati mporei na se glitosh apo mikrogratsounies

  • JohnnyXP64

    ναι μαλακες, βγαλτε εσεις μαλακιες να κοπανε τις πορτες και αυτες να μην παθαινουν ζημια, ενω το δικο μας που ειναι το διπλα να γαμιεται στα βουλιαγματακια!!!!

    να βαλουν ρανταρ να μην αφηνει kai να “φρεναρει” την πορτα να μην ανοιγει στα 3-5εκ απο το εμποδιο ωστε να μην κοπανιέται κανενας!*

    αυτο θα ηταν ανακάλυψη το κέρατο μου μέσα!

    ειδα το βιντεο πως κοπαναν τις πορτες και τα εχω παρει ΤΑΜΑΛΑ!

    *copyright trademark patent 2000-3000(by JohnnyXP64)

  • sofokles5 (ex sofokles)

    ελα μωρη τρελα φορντ! βεντουζα και στα bumpers!!!!!!