The Kiekert E-latch
Kiekert’s E-latch facilitates a whole new way of opening a door. The door is no longer opened by pulling on the door handle, but by an electric motor installed in the latch. Compared with a purely mechanical latch, it requires less force – the door handle becomes a switch. Plus, the E-latch enables new safety features. For example, all doors can be unlocked centrally and automatically following a collision just by pulling on the handle. The E-latch is a significant evolution in the latch system market because it offers car manufacturers greater freedom in door design. The spectrum of opportunities ranges from integrating the handle into the door to eliminating it altogether.