investment in research and development is very much needed in all sectors of the industry, however in the automotive sector becomes a key element to survive. This premise is in the mind of any board of any brand in the world, and to avoid that the ideas are beyond their engineers and designers to test and design almost anything. Proof of this is what happened to General Motors eight years ago when their engineers presented to the directors a curious technical solution for their pick-up.
What they had designed was a step stowable and retractable that was hiding in the lid of the trunk of his pick up. At that time the leaders of the group he was not given the greatest importance, but with the passage of time seems to have thought better. Now, eight years after preparing the invention Chevrolet and General Motors have received of the patent office of the united States the ok that they can incorporate this element in their vehicles if they deem it appropriate.
As we can see in the figures 1 and 2 (drawings of the patent) the lid of the trunk bascularía down and would lay a stepping-stone through which a person can gain access more easily to the rear of the vehicle. This is a good idea since by the evolution that has suffered this type of cars have become much more large and tall making access to certain parts of his physiognomy becomes much more complicated.
in Addition, this technical solution we might see it very soon in a vehicle in street. The reason is that Chevrolet is already working on the next generation of the Silverado and if the accounts do not fail, could be on the market next year to 2019. However he could advance his sister GMC Sierra which should reach the market at the end of the year 2018.
Source – Chevrolet (General Motors)