Michigan, USA, October 27, 2017
Kiekert, a German leader in automotive locking systems has launched three new innovations from their side on the event of the 160th anniversary of the company. The combination of their latest technologies- the NuEntry-Latch, i-move and i-protect- reflect the company’s aim to develop intelligent products to support the trend of autonomous driving. All the three innovations were launched under Kiekert’s autonomous door concept, in which the company is a pioneer.
With Kiekert’s vision of the autonomous door, entering a car becomes much more convenient: the NuEntry electric door latch allows automatic opening of the vehicle door using a fingertip or even digital devices for eg smartphones. It eliminates the need for door handles, reducing the weight and complexity of locking systems, while improving door design and uses latest technologies such as outdoor touch sensors. The automatic latch has a modular full mechanical redundancy (TCR), which allows the latch to retain complete functionality, even in the event of a power failure.
An important step towards the self-opening door is Kiekert’s i-move, which allows automatic opening and completes the closing process. The “intelligent movement“ system provides a comfortable, automatically driven opening-closing action for the car door, similar to automated opening and closing of rear hatches. Pressing a button in the vehicle starts the process of door movement, opening up a new dimension of comfort for all ages.
The opening process of the door is completed with the Kiekert i-protect, which uses a modernised sensor system for dynamic field recognition coupled with an innovative door brake system. The sensor system for environmental identification and an innovative door brake system detects dynamic obstacles in the vicinity of the door. An innovative door brake system electromechanically stops the car door in front of the obstacle, if required, with an accuracy of one centimetre.
In the future, these innovations will intelligently control access into vehicles, prevent unnecessary dents and scratches on vehicle doors, and help them to completely prevent injuries to pedestrians and other vehicles.