Watch Ur Back 2.0

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The current boot lid design of cars is not ensuring safe, secure loading and unloading of equipment in cars. Hence, I have come up with an innovative mechanical design solution that allows safe, secure loading and unloading of equipment in cars. With the help of magnetic tracks, magnetic contacts, hinges and DC motors.

The new boot lid design AKA "Watch Ur Back 2.0" allows the complete boot lid together with the rear window to submerge on top of the roof of a car. Allowing the user to have enough space and safety to load or unload their equipment without having the scare that the boot lid might hit them on the head, or hit some other nearby car, or end up injuring other people in the parking lot.

The new design uses simple magnetic contacts and DC motors to complete the action in three steps, which are:

  1. Dislodging of the boot lid automatically to a 45 degree position.
  2. Demagnetization of the rear window to allow the rear window to sit on it until reaching parallel to the roof of the car.
  3. Rolling of the rear window and the boot lid on top of the roof of the car using simple 2 DC motors.

This allows the user to actually look at there vehicles backside in a frontal view while loading there equipment in the boot, rather than having there backs faced to unknown accidents that may eventually happen when loading or unloading there equipment.

For further clarity of the design please do have a look at the video and the illustrations provided in this submission.


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  • Name:
    Muhammad Rehan Siddiqi
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    Initial inspiration came from a course i did in Masters work the course named " innovation and design". I planned the whole project from finding the 1) Social, 2) Economic and 3) Technological factors. That lead me to believe that there was gap that required to be filled and the problem with the existing boot lid was that it was not safe, low in space and difficult to load and unload things into it. Hence, i thought how convertible cars use the boot and motors to actually remove a roof in the vehicle and put it back on. so why not we can simply do the same thing with the boot lid and plus additionally have the rear window also slide up to the roof to provide more space while providing safety.
  • Software used for this entry:
    Google 3D sketch Up & SolidWorks
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