September 4, 2007 Mayser has applied its experience in the production of safety sensors to help mitigate the risk of pinching or jamming posed to passengers by the emergence of power operated sliding doors. The company is supplying anti-pinch protection sensors to protect power operated sliding doors on the new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and KIA Carnival.

The anti-pinch protection is based on a tactile sensor which reacts to even slight pressure. When the sensor is activated, the control unit of the sliding door receives a signal and after a very short reaction time triggers a reversal of the automatic closing movement.

The KIA Carnival is the first series production car on the European market equipped with this tactile anti-pinch protection for both power operated sliding doors as well as for the lift gate and Mercedes-Benz also prevents the danger of trapping fingers on the sliding doors of the new Sprinter (optional extra) when getting in and out by using Mayser Safety Systems.

The new application of this technology will be showcased at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt.