Vehicle bonnet hinge assembly

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

    Research output: Patent


    The assembly (10B), for a front bonnet (25) hinged at its rear and latched at the front, includes a hinge mounted to the body through a shear pin (15) and which is connected to a pyrotechnics cylinder assembly (23) fixed to the vehicle body. Operation of the pyrotechnics cylinder assembly (23) moves the piston within the cylinder upwards, shearing the pin (15) and lifting the hinge and the rear of the bonnet. The operation of the pyrotechnics cylinder assembly may simultaneously operate the bonnet release (26) at the front of the bonnet (25).

    Original languageEnglish
    Patent numberGB2382549A
    IPCB60R 21/34,B60R21/38
    Priority date6/10/01
    Filing date6/10/01
    Publication statusPublished - 4 Jun 2003


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