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Remote control child-locks

Control rear-door child-locks without having to get out and open the door
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Use existing central-locking type actuators to operate the child-locking feature in the rear doors of cars. Control is from the drivers seat, maybe coupled to the rear-electric-window-control-disabling switch. If you normally have the locks engaged because you carry kids, this avoids having to get out of the car to let adults out of the back seats.
Obes, Jun 19 2002


       A simple idea, but something that we need. Well, not me, coz I have a 3-door hatchback, but hypothetically other people do.
pottedstu, Jun 19 2002

       I thought that rear windows only go halfway down because they're wider than the bottom half of the door (where the wheel arch cuts in).
I carry kids so rarely that it's not an issue for me, but I this seems a good idea; although I suspect that if I had kids who were likely to open the doors at inappropriate times, I'd want to make sure they'd closed them properly so I'd have to get out anyway.
angel, Jun 20 2002

       Angel: You're right. It's the wheel arch that generally restircts the window opening.   

       A good idea for those who suffer from chronic children. An optional enhancement would be to have a third position to the door lock mode selector, allowing children to be flung out onto the carraigeway at the touch of a button.   

       Electric windows generally work on stall torque sensing on the motor. Make this remotely adjustable. Open the windows remotely. Wait for the little B*astards to stick their hands out - they always do. Wind the windows up, trapping their hands or arms. Twiddle the torque adjuster to increase or decrease the pressure the window exerts, thus varying the pain inflicted. Enjoy.
8th of 7, Jun 20 2002

       8th, are you a horrible person or are you over-building your character profile?
sappho, Jun 20 2002

       Sappho: It's not an act. I truly am a horrible person. I genuinely loathe and detest cats, horses and above all small children. I have no compunction about causing them socially acceptable levels of pain and distress, and more if I think I can get away with it. Anything, as long as they go away and stay away. That's what people find most frightening - the point when they realise I'm serious.
8th of 7, Jun 20 2002

       ok. just checking. that's cool that you're comfortable with it.
sappho, Jun 20 2002

       [ 8 of 7 ] I think you are phobic. I know what you mean about small children, its those little hairy legs and the way they run suddenly towards you and seem to know you are very afraid...
po, Jun 20 2002

       Po: Yes, and their pudgy little arms and the horrible little clingy hands, and the snot and dribble, but above all the NOISE they make, it's like damp expanded polystyrene being rubbed on the glass window if what i like to think of as my soul. I am very phobic. I want to swat them, like mosquitos. Confession: I do find children's and baby's hands quite fascinating. The perfect, minaturised yet fully-functional mechanism. Curiously, I do not find the offspring of the higher primates (Orangs and Gorillas) repellent in the same way as human babies. With other people, it's spiders or snakes or heights. With me, it's children. A surprising large number of people will (eventually and reluctantly) admit to sharing some, if not all, of my views. I can usually coerce the rest.   

       I am not phobic of cats, I just hate the sight and presence and disgusting habits of the pestilential egocentric little flea-hotels. And what they do to (and in) my garden. To be honest, horses are not too bad - it's more the mind(?)set of horsey people that makes me want to reach for my phaser.   

       Sappho: I'm quite relaxed about my attitudes. Think of me as someone who's just in touch with my inner adult.
8th of 7, Jun 20 2002

       8th, I can deal with the fact that you don't like children and cats. To each his own.   

       However, the fact that this is one of the first things you choose to share with complete strangers, and tend to go on at length about at the slightest provocation, and appear to actually take pride in this foolishness, suggests to me that this whole business is nothing more than a silly contrivance.   

       Either that, or you really are a reprehensible twit with no social skills, and are proud of that too.   

       Inner adult? I'll think of you as someone who has quite a bit of maturing to do yet.   

       No matter. As I've already pointed out, at least we're ensured that your gene line stops with you.
waugsqueke, Jun 20 2002

       you should work here, I have 350 of them! (waugs - so true, so funny.)
po, Jun 20 2002

       Waugsqueke: "reprehensible twit with no social skills" - second guess is spot on, old boy. I'm not proud, just fairly indifferent to the opinions of others.   

       As to maturing, I have heard it asserted on numerous occasions that I am already well past my sell-by date. I am forced by daily inspection in the mirror to concur.   

       And I too am very glad that my gene line stops here. I hate sharing, especially DNA.
8th of 7, Jun 20 2002


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