fbpx
Services Intellectual Property Rights 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.

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

Downloads

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

Downloads

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.).

Downloads

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

Downloads

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

Downloads

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.

Downloads

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

Downloads

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

Downloads

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

Vehicle engineering.

Downloads

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

Vehicle engineering.

Downloads

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

Downloads

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

Vehicle engineering.

Downloads

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

Vehicle engineering.

Downloads