2583848-A2 is referenced by 10 patents.

[en] A dual hinged door assembly for a vehicle is provided, the assembly including an upper door portion that pivots about a primary axis formed by its juncture with a structural member in the roof, and a lower door portion that pivots about a secondary axis formed by its juncture with the upper door portion. Primary and secondary drive systems provide independent powered motion of the upper and lower door portions. A controller monitors door switch activation and determines whether activation corresponds to a door open or door closed command performs preset door opening and closing sequences using the drive systems and modifies the preset door opening and closing sequences based on data from proximity sensors, pinch sensors, latch sensors, drive system motor speed and the current draw by the drive systems.

Title
[fr] Porte de véhicule articulée double et procédé de commande associé
[de] Fahrzeugtür mit doppeltem Scharnier und Verfahren zur Steuerung davon
[en] Dual hinged vehicle door and method of controlling same
Application Number
EP20120006979
Publication Number
2583848 (A2)
Application Date
October 9, 2012
Publication Date
April 24, 2013
Inventor
VOLLMER AXEL BORIS
US
LEMIRE DAVID
US
ECKERT MICHAEL JAMES
US
SAMPSON NICHOLAS JOHN
US
RAWLINSON PETER DORE
GB
HOLZHAUSEN FRANZ VON
US
BROWN MATTHEW LEE
US
Assignee
TESLA MOTORS
US
IPC
B60J 5/04
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