It investment in research and development is very much needed in all sectors of the industry, however in the automobile sector becomes a key element to survive. This premise is in the mind of any Director of any brand in the world and to prevent the ideas their engineers and designers to escape them tested and designed almost anything. Proof of this is what happened to General Motors to eight years ago when its engineers presented to managers a curious for their pick up technical solution.
What had designed was a step retractable and retractable that is hiding in the lid of the trunk of their pick up. At that time the group responsible for not gave greater importance, but with the passage of time it seems that they have thought about it better. Now, eight years after preparing the invention Chevrolet and General Motors have been received from the United States Patent Office the ok so they can incorporate this element in their vehicles if they estimated it to be timely.
As we can see in the figures 1 and 2 (flat patent) bascularía the trunk lid down and at the same time it would deploy a step whereby a person can access more easily to the back of the vehicle. This idea is very good since by evolution that have undergone this type of cars have become much larger and more high by making access to certain parts of its appearance is much more complicated.
In addition, this technical solution we could see it soon in a street vehicle. The reason is that Chevrolet already is working on the next generation of it Silverado and if the accounts not fail could be in the market the next year 2019. However it could overtake its sister GMC Sierra since it should reach the market by the end of the year 2018.
Source – Chevrolet (General Motors)