At Brose, we learned that as a supplier it is especially important to stay ahead of the competition to reduce the risk of losing market share.
Brose is currently the leading system supplier worldwide for door lift systems and automatic window regulators. During our visit, we not only got the chance to view these two unique technologies, but also got to learn about the design process and the challenges they faced when brainstorming how to implement this technology in cars.
The lift gate systems allow a person to load and unload items from the trunk more efficiently. The system involved a kick to open features, which detects your foot under the rear bumper. At Brose, we learned that not only is this technology difficult to implement, but also it involved many trial and error tests to make it work correctly and only open when your foot is under it, not for example, if a soccer ball that rolls under the car.
Source: <a href=”http://www.brose.com/ww/en/pub/products/vehicle_doors_and_liftgates/systems_for_liftgates/systems_for_liftgate_operation.htm”>Brose product site</a>