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Disappearing Car Doors

2nd January 2008

Disappearing Car Doors

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I’ve found a website which is talking about some new concept called "Disappearing Car Doors". It’s a new way for your car doors to open. Until now, we’ve seen four schemes in which a car door can be opened:

1. Doors that open vertically (Vertical Doors).

Vertical Door

2. Doors that open up and out.

Up and Out Door

3. Doors that open in the opposite direction.

Door Opposite

4. Doors that open to the top of the car.

Door Top

But this new scheme that I’m talking about is actually a sliding scheme in which a car door opens down below the car floor.

It’s really cool and electrically controlled. It also can be overridden manually in cases of emergency. I really like these doors, but I’m not 100% sure about their cost or quality. Check them out here and let me know what you think?


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  1. 1 On January 3rd, 2008, Jim K said:

    Big 80’s hair, paint suits, and Lincoln mark 8’s…nice flash back…

  2. 2 On January 3rd, 2008, Tony Sticks said:

    Hi Jim,

    Do you mean this is old news? Have you heard about it b4?

  3. 3 On January 3rd, 2008, Jim K said:

    Oh no, I’m sure its new news from Jatech’s perspective. I was just commenting on the company’s choice of vehicle and actor hairstyle and wardrobe selection for this particular ad–makes it look very dated.

    Also, dropping style doors were actually first conceived on the BMW Z1 circa 1986:

    The other unfortunate thing about dropping doors are no door controls (think locks, windows, speakers etc) and no arm rests…notice the cars in the ad have arm rests on the seats, further making it feel like the whole thing came from a mid 80’s Ford Econoline van…

  4. 4 On January 3rd, 2008, Tony Sticks said:

    I see. You’re right about that. It’s funny to see a company with a bright idea for the future and a very bad taste at marketing itself 😆 . I would love however to see these old looking girls jumping into a BMW E36. I think it’s going to be sweet.

  5. 5 On January 19th, 2008, John Messana said:

    I’m 62 and overweight, as are several of my firends. What a welcome concept. Bring it on…..Though during a down pour it might make the interior wet. Otherwise. where can I find out the cost of conversion? JJ

  6. 6 On January 21st, 2008, Tony Sticks said:

    Hi John,

    I’m sure that they took that into consideration when they designed it, but I can’t confirm that. I’ve added a link to their website under the video. Please check it.

  7. 7 On January 21st, 2008, John Messana said:

    Well, I’ve sent in an e mail. Will await a response and share with all. JJ

  8. 8 On July 28th, 2008, brian said:

    This is sharp! … can you please give a price on this service or also is your display units for sale ?…thank you ,brian … (

  9. 9 On July 29th, 2008, Tony Sticks said:

    @brian: Hi Brian, I’m sorry but I’m not affiliated with these guys. So, I can’t give you any prices about the service. Sorry! 🙂