Release mechanism for vehicle bonnet

Christophe Bastien (Inventor), Keith William Distin (Inventor), Christopher Simmonds (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


The release mechanism, for a bonnet (2) hinged at its front and latched at its rear, includes at least one latch assembly (4) engagable with a detent (22) on the bonnet (2) and which is mounted to the vehicle body (21) by a shear pin (24). The latch assembly (24) is connected to a pyrotechnic cylinder assembly (6) fixed to the vehicle body such that operation of the pyrotechnics cylinder assembly moves the piston upwards, shearing the pins (24), and lifting latch assembly (4) and the rear of the bonnet (2).

Original languageEnglish
Patent numberGB2382548
IPCB60R 21/34,B60R 21/38,E05B65/19
Priority date6/10/01
Filing date6/10/01
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jun 2003


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