‘Bout them falcon doors (NSFW)

Falcon Wing Doors TeslaMondo Tesla Model XWondering about the complexity of the Model X falcon-wing doors? Have fun browsing these Model X patents. If nothing else, you’ll appreciate Tesla’s engineering prowess, and the gang’s commitment to improving the automobile world. Man, regular doors would be so easy. It’s a good thing Teslas have a super-low center of gravity, because opening those doors must cause a pretty dramatic shift in COG — probably enough to tip an ordinary SUV parked on a side-to-side slope.

A warning before you click these links. This material is not safe for work, because you might suddenly fall asleep and bang your head on your desk. Maybe patent lawyers do deserve a goodly chunk of their earnings after all, for wading knee-deep in this mire.

Model X
Dual-hinged door
Control system for dual-hinged door
Method of controlling dual-hinged door

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