The Disappearing Car Door, also known as Retractable Car Door technology sounds as if it’s the latest magic trick you’d expect to see at a David Copperfield magic show but rather, it actually is a prototype car door technology that has been designed by Jatech.
For the most part, car door technology hasn’t changed all that much since the first cars were designed. Consisting of two hinges and a latch, car doors open outwards. There’s nothing really wrong with this design and that’s probably why it’s been in use for so long. However, if there are opportunities to improve upon the design, why not?
Rather then opening outward, in the Disappearing Car Door concept, the door drops downward into a pocket on the underside of the car. Some of the advantages of this technology include fewer dings on the door, more space for those with special needs and the fact that you cannot be “parked in” by another car that is parked to close. Of course, you can’t forget the coolness of this technology. Take a look at the video which further details the Retractable Car Door.