It may sound simple at the outset, but this is nevertheless a far-reaching change: the weight of a door for long-distance trucks designed to meet future legal requirements has been reduced by 20% - at no extra cost. The door provides the driver with a maximum viewing angle and has been optimised to provide pedestrian protection.
"WiLeitNu" is a project sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, on which EDAG worked in close cooperation with partners Fischer Hydroforming and Muhr Metalltechnik. A virtual model was presented for the first time at IAA 2018, and the physical prototype will follow in 2020.
The German Design Council has announced WiLeitNu as one of the winners in the Excellence in Business-to-Business – Automotive Technologies category in the German Innovation Awards 2020.