So I’ve been thinking about the window issue with the Twizy and I have come up with an idea which may or may not be doable. I’m in no way an engineer or product designer or anything of the sort, so tell me if I’m speaking crap.
I was looking at other scissor doors on other cars such as these:
And one thing I noticed was that none of them open exactly vertically. They all open at an angle because they have to, otherwise the frame of the car would stop the doors from opening. This got me thinking.
Would it be possible to modify the hinge on the Twizy so that we could have a full plastic window and still be able to open the doors?
I think at the moment, everybody who has tried to design a window for the Twizy is approaching it from the wrong angle. Instead of trying to design a latch system that pulls the window into the frame of the Twizy, why not redesign the hinge, so that the door ever so slightly opens outwards before opening upwards? Even if it required a slight push outwards from the driver, this wouldnt be a problem in my eyes and I can already kind of see how the hinge would work in my head.
What are other’s thoughts on this?