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1. (WO2018132384) AERODYNAMIC VEHICLE STRUCTURES

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/132384    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/012978
Publication Date: Fri Jul 20 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Jan 10 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: B60Q 1/00
B62D 35/00
B62D 37/00
B62D 37/02
F21S 8/10
Applicants: LEONARD, Joshua, Ryan
Inventors: LEONARD, Joshua, Ryan
Title: AERODYNAMIC VEHICLE STRUCTURES
Abstract:
An air scoop light unit for a vehicle includes a light emitting area and related features where the light unit comprises a concave guiding surface spaced apart from the vehicle body to form an airflow channel there between that guides airflow at least partially around an outer side comer of the vehicle body to enhance aerodynamic efficiency. The air scoop light unit may incorporate safety features such as sensing devices as well as features that allow the air scoop light unit to deform, break or move in a predetermined manner such as to absorb energy in case of contact with an object such as a pedestrian. Vehicles including one or more such lamp assemblies are also included, including vehicles having tapered bodies.