A bonnet for a motor vehicle having shock absorbing members

Christophe Bastien (Inventor), David Arthur Bowman (Inventor), Nigel Dean (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

A bonnet 10 for a motor vehicle 5, which has a pair of wrap around light units 6 fitted towards the front of the body structure, includes a pair of shock absorbing members 20 positioned towards the front of the bonnet 10 one on each side of the vehicle immediately adjacent to and above a respective light unit 6. Each shock absorbing member 20 is shaped to correspond to the outer surface of the adjacent light unit 6 and has light reflecting properties which give the appearance that each light unit and its adjacent shock absorbing member is a single component when the bonnet is in a normal closed position. If the vehicle 5 collides with a pedestrian, the shock absorbing members 20 can prevent contact between the head of the pedestrian and the light units 6, particularly if the bonnet is arranged to be partially raised.; The shock absorbing members 20 may be fastened between inner and outer skins (figure 3) of the bonnet, or they overlie an outer skin (figure 4). The front edge of the bonnet may be automatically raised in the event of a collision with a pedestrian.

Original languageEnglish
Patent numberGB2403694
IPCB60R 21/ 34 A I
Priority date3/07/03
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jan 2005

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Bastien, C., Bowman, D. A., & Dean, N. (2005). IPC No. B60R 21/ 34 A I. A bonnet for a motor vehicle having shock absorbing members. (Patent No. GB2403694).

A bonnet for a motor vehicle having shock absorbing members. / Bastien, Christophe (Inventor); Bowman, David Arthur (Inventor); Dean, Nigel (Inventor).

IPC No.: B60R 21/ 34 A I. Patent No.: GB2403694.

Research output: Patent

Bastien, C, Bowman, DA & Dean, N 2005, A bonnet for a motor vehicle having shock absorbing members, Patent No. GB2403694, IPC No. B60R 21/ 34 A I.
Bastien C, Bowman DA, Dean N, inventors. A bonnet for a motor vehicle having shock absorbing members. B60R 21/ 34 A I. 2005 Jan 12.
Bastien, Christophe (Inventor) ; Bowman, David Arthur (Inventor) ; Dean, Nigel (Inventor). / A bonnet for a motor vehicle having shock absorbing members. IPC No.: B60R 21/ 34 A I. Patent No.: GB2403694.
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