An electromechanical function from Kiekert AG (Heiligenhaus, Germany/Wixom, MI) prevents car doors from unintentionally striking nearby obstacles. The “i-protect” technology features a door-brake and sensor system for environment recognition.

The vehicle electronics evaluate the signal and send the stop command as soon as an obstacle is detected close to the door. A mechanism works at the door’s arrester and stops the door electromagnetically when required. i-protect recognizes static objects of any size or shape within the door’s swing range.

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This article first appeared in the June, 2016 issue of Sensor Technology Magazine.

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