Ford patented door barriers that will be activated in the event of an accident

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Ford patented door barriers that will be activated in the event of an accident

The presence of this technology will make a reborn Ford Bronco SUV is safer in a car crash, telescopic door barriers will be automatically nominated (both work and airbag) in order to keep passengers from falling out from the salon.

A recently published patent application from the company Ford may hint at a new security feature that a company can use in the new model Bronco. If the doors are locked and a crash occurs, the telescoping section will be nominated from the base of the pillar, thus protecting the passengers from falling out from the salon. The idea is very similar to the earlier patent application Ford, which may be associated with the same Bronco.

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According to the patent application of the American company, the telescoping section will be in the retracted position during normal driving, and special sensors will determine if the doors. If there is a shock (an accident), then the inflator is activated, with the result that the telescopic part will begin to unfold. The company claims that this door the barrier can be made of plastic, metal or any suitable material. The result is a way to keep passengers from falling out from the car, simultaneously with the extension of the telescoping barrier control and door airbags.

Patent automaker describes that along the door panels can be several telescopic elements, not one.

Oddly enough, the application does not describe the second, rather obvious application of this idea. Instead set up a barrier only during an accident, a natural alternative would be to make these barriers are stationary in the case where conventional doors just yet. The result will be similar to tubular doors that are available for the Jeep Wrangler (see example below).

The patent application was filed on 16 February 2018, but the Bureau of patents and trademarks United States have not published it to 4 February 2020. As with any other patent, there is no guarantee that the automaker intends to introduce this technology in production vehicles.

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