Safety

Safety on board and on the road are the keywords of Italdesign’s research and development. For all the market players, we have made available patented active and passive safety systems for the vehicle bodywork as well as seating systems for safety in self-driving cars.

Safety on board and on the road are the keywords of Italdesign’s research and development. For all the market players, we have made available patented active and passive safety systems for the vehicle bodywork as well as seating systems for safety in self-driving cars.

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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Software

Contamination monitoring

Technology Areas

Software, Safety, UX/HMI

Keywords

5G, Bluetooth, Contact tracing, Contamination, COVID-19, Human Machine Interface, Pandemic, Public transport, Rental car fleet, Smartphone APP, Taxi, Virus, Wi-Fi

Innovations/Advantages

Advanced contact tracing technology that extends to the monitoring of possible contamination of vehicles; The system can be partially or entirely installed on-board the vehicle or in gate areas temporarily connecting with the vehicle, such as airport gates or aircraft gangways or train station platforms; An alert or information signal is displayed onboard (warning light such as LED); Potential customers of taxis, rental cars, etc. are informed before entering the car about the decontamination status of the vehicle.

Application Field

OEMs; Public transportation; Taxis, rental cars

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Safety

Motorcycle protection system

Technology Areas

Safety, New Mobility

Keywords

Airbag, ECU, Exoskeleton, Motorcycle, Protection system, Saddle, Safety Belts, Scooter

Innovations/Advantages

Automatic release of the backrest structure from the frame when certain conditions occur in the event of an accident; Encoding of sensor information, in particular accelerometers, for recognition of the type of impact (front, side); The shell element is covered with a soft material to guarantee a certain level of comfort to the rider while driving, as well as cushioning the impact in the event of an accident involving the impact of the shell element against the ground or an obstacle; Four-point safety belts with centrai fastening device and pretensioner that operates in the event of an impact.

Application Field

Vehicles engineering.

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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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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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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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Software

Deployment of an airbag device

Technology Areas

Software, Safety

Keywords

Airbag, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Design, Passive security, Software, Video analysis

Innovations/Advantages

Reduced analysis time; Increased design quality; User-friendly software; Process automation (Al); Versatility of use.

Application Field

OEM; CAE Suppliers.

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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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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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