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Car Door Pop-out Umbrellas

Activated by a keyfob button.
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It's precipitating felines and canines, and your umbrella doesn't fold up over the door very handily. Thankfully, you sprung for the optional pop-out umbrella anti-weather and somewhat effective theft deterrent system. A button or button combination on your keyfob unlocks the folding umbrella, which pops out of the top of the door pillar. As you open the door, the umbrella opens and lifts, covering the area beside the door as well as inside it's open position. Slam the door shut, and the umbrella retracts again.

No wet T-shirt contest today. Although I'm certain your coworkers would've been thrilled. But now you're thinking you should've spent the extra few dollars to tie the system in with the rain-sensitive wiper sensor...

RayfordSteele, Mar 09 2006

The Rolls-Royce Umbrella http://a332.g.akama...antom.det.5.500.jpg
I love this attention to detail, as mentioned by [hippo] [jonthegeologist, Mar 09 2006]

(?) Skoda http://www.skoda.co...ications_range.aspx
Skoda claim the feature as "unique"! [coprocephalous, Mar 09 2006]

Car Umbrella Car_20Umbrella
Not the same thing at all, although it could be repurposed. [DrCurry, Mar 10 2006]

As long as it's compatible with this idea Integral_20Side_20A..._20Window_20Breaker
[normzone, Oct 26 2009]

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       [+] for the idea, but I think canceling the wet tea shirt contest was a bad thing.
normzone, Mar 09 2006
  

       Not quite the same thing, but the new Rolls-Royce Phantom has an umbrella hidden in a compartment in each passenger door so it can be whisked out and used when you open the door. The umbrella is teflon coated to let the rain drip off it easily, and there are drainge channels in the door so it can be stored wet.
hippo, Mar 09 2006
  

       [hippo] Also in the Skoda Superb!
coprocephalous, Mar 09 2006
  

       I'm sure I've seen this in the Maybach or something but I can't seem to find it. Might have been a concept car thing.
wagster, Mar 09 2006
  

       I suppose if you have gull-wing doors, you don't have this problem in the first place.
coprocephalous, Mar 09 2006
  

       [coprocephalous] Yes, but the Rolls-Royce comes with a butler to hold the umbrella over your head for you.
hippo, Mar 09 2006
  

       //I suppose if you have gull-wing doors, you don't have this problem in the first place.//   

       Only if you leave the window open.
skinflaps, Mar 09 2006
  

       Its actually the Rolls Royce that has built in umbrellas and a storage area that allows them to drain when wet, but this is much better...
senake, Mar 09 2006
  

       I voted on this without reading the idea after mis-reading the title as Cat Door Pop-out Umbrellas. It sounds like a cuter idea. But I guess you can keep the [+] as this isn't particularly bad either.
hidden truths, Mar 10 2006
  

       Ah Skodas. Wish we had 'em here.
RayfordSteele, Mar 10 2006
  

       Or, one could simply send the afore-mentioned butler on those errands to places not equipped with covered parking...
whlanteigne, Mar 11 2008
  

       i made it.-that is my invention If you have interested,you can give me your e-mail ,then I can give you the attachment. My e-mail is ltt0808@yahoo.com.tw.
ltt0808, Oct 26 2009
  

       and only took you 3.5 years to translate it   

       gimme an "S"... gimme a "P"... gimme a "A"... ...
FlyingToaster, Oct 26 2009
  

       SP. "an "A"".
Custardguts, Oct 26 2009
  
      
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