-noclonk-
a sidebar that protects the parked I.D.BUZZ from dents and scratches of other car doors
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Target groups

1: Families with kids and 2: Young people driven by design & innovation

Observation

scratches and dents found on one's car annoy both target groups - in fact all car owners. Small damages to the paint and bodywork often result from other car doors being opened carelessly, while having the car parked on a busy car park or somewhere in town.

clonk < this describes the sound with which a car door that swings open causes a dent in the adjacent car.

Conclusion

these dents and scratches can be avoided at a low cost - with the 3D printable sidebar -noclonk-.

Solution

The sidebars can be printed in (up to eight) separate parts divided by the gaps between the doors, and mirrored for both sides of the car. They are made from a slightly flexible (retreating) polymer-material and can be styled individually (see last image for six design options).

The main image shows the noclonk-'Metropolis'-edition on a Buzz, with subtle grey- /glossy-mud paintwork. The other images show the basic option, that meets most tastes, matched with the paint of the Buzz .

Need addressed by this product

the classic problem of cars parked parallel on a busy car park or in town : children (or elderly people, or anyone else) opening the car door but unable (or not bothering) to stop the doors from bumping into the closed doors of the next car > clonk <.

Further elaboration of the product

the -noclonk- sidebar protects the painted sheet metal parts on both sides of the I.D. BUZZ. The appearance of -noclonk-s can either be simple and in line with the splendid design of the BUZZ, or customized by the owner - e.g. with a name or a shark fin.

Further elaboration of the product

the image shows six -noclonk- design options, but of course they are endless...