Car Components & Bodywork

Italdesign began its journey in the automotive world by placing the person at the centre of its research, thinking about the practicality and daily use of the car as well as systems for safety and security. From this legacy, patented ideas have continued to be developed for improving the car’s components and usability, starting from simple, compact, economical and cost-effective mechanisms for the most sophisticated solutions.

Italdesign began its journey in the automotive world by placing the person at the centre of its research, thinking about the practicality and daily use of the car as well as systems for safety and security. From this legacy, patented ideas have continued to be developed for improving the car’s components and usability, starting from simple, compact, economical and cost-effective mechanisms for the most sophisticated solutions.

Safety

Child seat anchoring system

Technology Areas

Safety, Car Components & Bodywork

Keywords

5G, APP, Baby, Bluetooth, Child Seats, Data Exchange, Detection System, Infotainment, Isofix, Laws, Presence & Orientation, Regulations, rules, Safety Belt, USB

Innovations/Advantages

Detection of the presence or absence of a child in the seat, with the possibility of verifying whether the driver of the vehicle can forget a child inside an unattended car; simple, easy, quick and convenient anchoring for child seats; anchoring the seat with information on its correct installation that can make a substantial difference in the event of an accident;
ISOFIX anchoring systems that allow the user to check the correct assembly and the correct anchoring of the seat with the vehicle seats; child seat anchoring system, simple to make and easy to install, even for systems already on the market; baby’s main data available for passengers (such as heart rate, baby temperature, sleep cycle, etc.)

Application Field

OEMs;
Vehicles engineering

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Car Components & Bodywork

Interactive Lighting design

Technology Areas

Car Components & Bodywork, Electric vehicles

Keywords

APP, Computer, Customization, Display, DRL, Infotainment, LED, lightning, Regulations, RGB, Shapes, Tablet, Tail light, User

Innovations/Advantages

Optical assembly with the possibility of customizing the shape and size of a rear position light and more generally of a light intended for a signaling function
(such as a stop light or a rear turning indicator), both outside and inside the vehicle; possibility to design on one’s own personal device, such as a tablet or smartphone, a desired shape of illumination of a light in an optical assembly by means of software local or remote to the vehicle; recognition of the shapes permitted to be reproduced, e.g. via a short-range wireless communication protocol (Wi-Fi, ZigBee, Bluetooth or similar); user interface computer environment created
as a resident application on a user’s personal mobile telecommunications device; lighting or signaling function of the optical assembly for association of a time, place, driving condition.

Application Field

OEMs; Vehicles engineering

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Car Components & Bodywork

Fiber Optic Lighting

Technology Areas

Car Components & Bodywork, Electric vehicles

Keywords

Adjustable, Assembly, Body, Headlamp, Horizontally, Laser, LED, Lens, Light source, lightning, Modular, Optical Fiber, Tail light, Vertically

Innovations/Advantages

Reducing the costs of complete replacement of components housed in the chassis and/or related to the restyling of the vehicle; maximum flexibility regarding the dimensions and shapes of the light generated by the lighting assembly without compromising the energy efficiency of the lighting assembly: overall dimensions of the light assembly miniaturized to carry out simple replacement in the event of damage and/or in restyling the vehicle:
possibility of creating additional space inside the chassis to integrate new functions such as Lidar or Radar devices for ADAS; maximum flexibility regarding the size,
color, intensity and shape of the light generated by the assembly (LED lights, laser lights, etc.); optical fibers divided into their respective bundles.

Application Field

OEMs; Vehicles engineering

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Ergonomics

Active car seat upholstery

Technology Areas

Ergonomics, Car Components & Bodywork, UX/HMI

Keywords

Active seats, Comfort, Deformable, Flaps, Headrest, On the move, Road type, Seats, Soft robots

Innovations/Advantages

Passenger restraint, especially under sporty driving conditions, when the lateral accelerations that the passenger experiences can reach very high levels; The flaps are confìgured to fold in the contraeteci position around the passenger, to hold him or her fìrmly to the seat, even when strong lateral acceleration would tend to cause the passenger come out of the seat profìle; Silicone-based polymeric materiai, comprising areasof varying density; Optimal lateral and/or front restraint action.

Application Field

OEMs; Suppliers.

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Ergonomics

GPS Seat adjustment

Technology Areas

Ergonomics, Car Components & Bodywork, UX/HMI

Keywords

Comfort, Geographical positioning, Memory, Navigation route, On the move, Road type, Seats

Innovations/Advantages

Once the seat position preferences have been saved according to the type of road or driving conditions, these will be proposed based on the geographical position of the vehicle or its performance without further action by the user; Automatic seat adjustment for mountain, sea and/or city roads.

Application Field

OEMs; Suppliers.

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Car Components & Bodywork

Diaphgram locking mechanism

Technology Areas

Car Components & Bodywork, Electric vehicles

Keywords

Diaphragm, Electric vehicles, Fuel supply system, Locking system, Remote control, Spherical cap

Innovations/Advantages

Possibility of positioning the fuel supply system and the associated locking system closer to other elements of the vehicle body (such as a rear window or rear door handle of the vehicle, for example); Reduction of design size constraints; Electrically operating locking system controlled, for example, by means of a wireless electronic device such as a remote control, mobile phone, smartphone and/or smartwatch.

Application Field

Vehicles engineering; Design centre.

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Car Components & Bodywork

Steering Weel Support

Steering wheel support

Technology Areas

Car Components & Bodywork

Keywords

Display, Rear view mirrors, Side cameras, Steering wheel

Innovations/Advantages

Adjustable displays to the sides of the steering wheel; Adjusts to the driver’s height for optimal positioning; Easy to install and maintain; Does not interfere with controls (e.g. lights or wipers).

Application Field

Ground vehicles

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Car Components & Bodywork

Adjustable Controls

Technology Areas

Car Components & Bodywork, Ergonomics

Keywords

Adjustable mechanism, Commands, Pedals, Seats, Steering wheel

Innovations/Advantages

Control unit adjustable sideways in the Y direction and in the other two spatial directions; All drivers can find an ergonomically correct driving position; Seat adjustable using control unit with good lateral containment of the driver in any driving position; Left, right or centre driving position.

Application Field

Ground vehicles

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Safety

Movable Seating System

Technology Areas

Safety, Car Components & Bodywork, Ergonomics

Keywords

Airbag, Autonomous driving, Autonomous vehicles, Belts, Safety, Seating systems

Innovations/Advantages

Occupant protection in standard and non-standard positions; Improved safety in the event of a collision; Seating rotation for autonomous driving mode; Design.

Application Field

OEMs (Mobileye, Tesla, etc.); Suppliers (ZF, Lear, etc.).

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Ergonomics

Device to Extend a Seat Belt

Seat belt extension device

Technology Areas

Ergonomics, Car Components & Bodywork, Safety

Keywords

Expanding Seat Belts, Passive safety, Seat Belts

Innovations/Advantages

Simple, compact and low-cost mechanism; No aesthetic impact in operating position; Simple and robust structure; Increased comfort for passengers.

Application Field

Ground vehicles

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Safety

Pedestrian Protection

Technology Areas

Safety, Car Components & Bodywork

Keywords

Bumper, Injuries, Passive safety, Pedestrian

Innovations/Advantages

Front bumper system which occupies less space; Reinforcement structure with uniform stiffness in the transverse direction; Efficient absorption of impact energy and resulting reduction in the severity of pedestrian leg injuries, independently of the impact position on the bumper.

Application Field

Ground vehicles

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Electric vehicles

Battery cooling system

Technology Areas

Electric vehicles, Car Components & Bodywork

Keywords

Battery Management System, Conduction, Cooling, Electric car battery, Removable modules

Innovations/Advantages

Electric vehicle with modular removable auxiliary battery with integrated cooling; Reducing weight and vehicle costs; High efficiency cooling system; Numerous embodiments.

Application Field

OEMs; Public Transport.

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Car Components & Bodywork

Switching on of a rear lamp

Technology Areas

Car Components & Bodywork

Keywords

Aerospace, Geneva Motorshow, LED, Light, Power on, Show, Tuning

Innovations/Advantages

Visually signal the starting of a vehicle through its lights; Innovative and original dynamic aesthetic effect; Process trigger signal, customizable  (for example, an acceleration manoeuvre)

Application Field

OEMs

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Car Components & Bodywork

Modular suspension dome

Technology Areas

Car Components & Bodywork

Keywords

Design, Dome, Engine compartment, Front suspension, Modularity

Innovations/Advantages

Reduced resources (costs and time) Suspension dome design; Optimized warehouse management with fewer different parts; Creation of a kit for all vehicles in the range.

Application Field

OEMs

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Car Components & Bodywork

Movable component on the floor

Technology Areas

Car Components & Bodywork, Electric vehicles, Ergonomics

Keywords

Autonomous driving, Movable components, Power line communication, Rails, Releasable connections, Seats

Innovations/Advantages

Positioning of components (seat, sofa, armchair, table, mini-bar, infotainment system) in any position on the floor of the driver and passenger compartment of a vehicle; The component can be removed or replaced; Motorized control of sliding movements on rails; “Power Line Communication”.

Application Field

Vehicles engineering.

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Car Components & Bodywork

Wiper device

Technology Areas

Car Components & Bodywork, Safety

Keywords

Elongation, Toothed wheel, USA FMVSS104, Windscreen, Wiper arm, Wiper blade, Wiper device

Innovations/Advantages

Windscreen wiper able to clean the upper corners of the windshield; Can be used on left-or right-hand drive cars; Avoid market-specific diversification of car models.

Application Field

Vehicles engineering.

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Safety

Emergency opening system

Technology Areas

Safety, Car Components & Bodywork

Keywords

Car tailgate, Door lock, Emergency opening, Key, Trunk compartment

Innovations/Advantages

Instant and safe emergency door opening; Reduced finishing costs and times; Versatility of use (Sliding side door, tailgate, etc.); Emergency key slot always available.

Application Field

OEMs

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Safety

Road-user shields

Technology Areas

Safety, Car Components & Bodywork

Keywords

Active safety, Bumper, Cyclists, Pedestrian, Shields

Innovations/Advantages

Reduce the number and severity of accidents for pedestrians and cyclists; Prevent the body from being run over by the wheels of the vehicle.

Application Field

Vehicles engineering.

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Electric vehicles

Low voltage service battery

Technology Areas

Electric vehicles, Car Components & Bodywork

Keywords

Battery Management System, Combined system, Cooling, Low voltage services, Recharging

Innovations/Advantages

Charging low voltage service batteries (12/24 Volt); Cooling of electric vehicle power batteries; Combined system incorporated in electric or hybrid vehicles; Accessory subsystem for energy generation using compressed air turbines.

Application Field

Vehicles engineering.

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