close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Car Doors

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by Mrs Glockrunner, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Mrs Glockrunner

    Mrs Glockrunner

    Joined:
    May 19, 2009
    Messages:
    4,010
    Likes Received:
    792
    Location:
    South Carolina
  2. REA9mm

    REA9mm get ready

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2010
    Messages:
    520
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Wrong side of the Mississippi
    Interesting concept, but the video seems to be a little dated, so I would guess that it did not catch on. I think that removing any manual manipulation from the opening/closing of the door would bring up a number of concerns. Any failures of the motors that drive the mechanism would probably be a costly fix and leave your car exposed until they were fixed, or could leave you trapped inside too. Although, maybe they though of this and there is a manual override, idk.
     

  3. Originalsin

    Originalsin

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2000
    Messages:
    501
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Australia.
    I think it's a great idea, though I'd also have concerns about reliability. I've yet to find a car over 10 years old that has electric windows and that has never had a problem with them. If the car door thing could be done manually - perhaps with some kind of counterweight? - it would be fantastic.