Two Tonne Shimmy: Ford patents off-road ‘crawling’ technology

Toronto, Ontario — Ford appears to be taking cues from the GMC Hummer EV with reports circulating that the automaker has been granted patent approval for a piece of tech called “Crawl Operations for Four-Wheel Steering Vehicle.” Not wanting to be the only OEM in Detroit without crawling cars, a report from The Drive found […]

Pillar of Promise: Patent approved for GM’s see-through A-pillar design

Detroit, Michigan — General Motors may have found a clear path forward in addressing pedestrian safety around SUVs, as the automaker has been granted a patent for a see-through A-pillar to potentially be used on GM’s larger vehicles. The idea is a fibre-reinforced composite A-pillar that includes one or more openings filled with a transparent resin […]

Wind In Your Shins: Jeep unveils sketches teasing ‘donut door’ designs

Toronto, Ontario — Jeep appears to be toying with some tasty new design patents, as the Stellantis-based automaker released some sketches this week, featuring a Jeep sporting “donut doors”. Jeep filed patents for the experimental transparent half-door design back in 2017, which prior to the release of the sketches, had only been seen on prototype […]