With the aim of revolutionizing vehicle access, Magna has launched its SmartAccess power door system on the opposing rear doors of the Ferrari Purosangue SUV.
The complete system consists of Magna’s power door drive unit, SmartLatch, with cinch actuator and ‘first-to-market’ integrated Haptronik software. Haptronik is a motion control software that “enhances the tactile feel of door movement, enabling effortless opening and closing”.
The system is capable of detecting when a vehicle is parked on an incline or on a curb, and automatically adapts the gravitational force to ensure that opening and closing the door remains easy for occupants. It also includes anti-slam and wind catch features.
SmartAccess also provides additional consumer-related features including the ability to customize the door feel to specific consumer desires, and gesture control which enables the opening or closing of the side door using a wave.
Other features consist of non-contact obstacle detection where the side doors can sense a post or adjacent vehicle and stop the door in a controlled manner. A keypad can also be used for keyless entry.
“As an industry leader in advanced mechatronic systems, we are excited to bring one of our most innovative solutions to market,” said Jeff Hunt, president of Magna Mechatronics, mirrors and lighting. “By combining our mechanical expertise with our advanced software capabilities, we have been able to reimagine traditional vehicle access and offer a unique and more luxurious experience when entering the Purosangue.”
The SmartAccess system will launch with several other Asian and North American OEMs in 2023.