Porsche patented adjustable roof for autonomous carsDecember 15, 2019
An application was submitted to the Patent Office for registering a new “chip” that will be equipped with future Porsche models with an autonomous control system.
Only a few months have passed since the introduction of the Porsche Taycan electric sedan and it seems that the German brand is not going to stop there and is stubbornly moving towards its dream – creating an autonomous car.
Last month, we reported that a carmaker from Stuttgart filed a patent for a relaxing driver’s seat, which we concluded will be used for future autonomous carmakers. Well, a couple of minutes ago there was information that Porsche filed another application.
This time it is confirmed that the new function is intended for autonomous vehicles.
As the name of this article and the above figures indicate, Porsche has applied for registration of an adjustable-roof vehicle. The patent application was discovered by participants in a foreign forum that is dedicated to the Taycan electric sedan and thanks to them, we have a copy of this application. Interestingly, in the section “Brief Description of the Invention” it was mentioned that the patent relates to “devices for improving the comfort of offline driving”.
This is a clear sign that Porsche is seriously considering the possibility of creating cars with the possibility of independent control. An adjustable roof is designed to increase the space in the cabin of an autonomous vehicle, which, in turn, increases comfort for passengers.
However, like most patents, the idea described above may not be applied in a real Porsche model. In addition, thanks to the relaxing seats and the adjustable roof, it seems that Porsche is going to introduce a car with a level 4 autopilot, which will not happen in the next few years or so.
Not so long ago, we wrote that Porsche “built” a starship for a new episode of Star Wars. The designers of the German brand worked for two months to create the concept of the star fighter Tri-Wing S-91x Pegasus Starfighter. According to the team, the model will be presented not only on the screen, but also as a 1.5-meter scale model.
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