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1. (WO2018024954) ADJUSTABLE REINFORCING ELEMENT FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE BODY FOR PROTECTION IN CASE OF A REAR IMPACT OR SIDE IMPACT

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/024954    International Application No.:    PCT/FR2017/051838
Publication Date: Fri Feb 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Jul 07 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B62D 21/15
Applicants: PSA AUTOMOBILES SA
Inventors: PERU, Marc
ZEITOUNI, Richard
Title: ADJUSTABLE REINFORCING ELEMENT FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE BODY FOR PROTECTION IN CASE OF A REAR IMPACT OR SIDE IMPACT
Abstract:
A reinforcing element (10) for a motor vehicle body (1) comprising protection means (30, 31, 40, 41, 42) for protection against an impact at the rear of the vehicle, characterised in that it comprises at least two tubes (20, 22) to be positioned, generally, in the length direction of the vehicle, and a rigid contact surface (30, 31, 70) turned towards the rear, the rigid contact surface (30, 31, 70) and the two tubes (20, 22) being arranged with respect to each other in order to allow the vehicle to move in case of an impact at the rear.