Magna's innovative power door system debuts on Ferrari Purosangue

Complete power door system with first-to-market Haptronik motion control debuts on new Ferrari; redefines consumer access experience; set to launch with some Asian and North American automakers this year.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 11 Mar 2023 Views icon3540 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

Magna has launched its innovative SmartAccess power door system on the opposing rear doors of the Ferrari Purosangue. The complete system includes Magna’s power door drive unit, SmartLatch with cinch actuator and first-to-market integrated Haptronik software.

Haptronik is an innovative motion control software that enhances the tactile feel of door movement, enabling effortless opening and closing. It can detect when the vehicle is parked on a kerb or a hill and automatically adapts the gravitational force so that opening and closing remains smooth in these conditions. It also includes anti-slam and wind catch features.

“As an industry leader in advanced mechatronic systems, we are excited to bring one of our most innovative solutions to market,” said Jeff Hunt, President of Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors and Lighting. “By combining our mechanical expertise with our advanced software capabilities, we have been able to reimagine traditional vehicle access and offer a unique and more luxurious experience when entering the Purosangue.”

The system will launch with several other Asian and North American automakers in 2023. SmartAccess can also offer a host of additional consumer-related features including:

- Ability to customise the door feel to specific consumer desires,
- Gesture control allowing the wave of a hand to open or close the side door,
- Non-contact obstacle detection where the side doors can sense a post or adjacent vehicle and stop the door in a controlled manner, and
- Keypad for seamless keyless entry.


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