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VW files patents for hidden door handles

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Volkswagen recently filed a patent for an entirely new unlocking system for vehicle doors.

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According to the patent registered in the German Patent and Trademark Office, the handle sinks into the door in the non-use position and protrudes out when used.

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Two rod-shaped claw elements pop out from the sides as they move outward, allowing the user to rotate the handle. Think of it like a secure door, but for your car.

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According to the Volkswagen app discovered by CarBuzz, the thought behind this new lock is ease of operation.

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It also allows more torque to be applied to the handle.

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To put it simply, it's much easier to twist a lock with two pointed ends sticking out of it.

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