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, Volume 10, Issue 3, pp 12–17 | Cite as

Stepping Out in Style

The Opel Meriva Door Concept
  • Peter Schüssler
  • Gunther Heim
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Abstract

The new Opel Meriva being launched in 2010 is the first large-volume series-production car this century to feature rear-hinged rear doors. With an opening angle of almost 90°, passenger access to the rear seats is extremely comfortable for a vehicle in this class. While the mechanics of such a system may well be fascinating, securing the doors electronically against accidental opening is the real technical challenge.

Keywords

03I2010 Volume Rear Seat Fault Indication Side Door Rear Door 
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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Schüssler
    • 1
  • Gunther Heim
    • 2
  1. 1.Side Doors Specialist DepartmentAdam Opel GmbHRüsselsheimGermany
  2. 2.Adam Opel GmbHRüsselsheimGermany

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