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ECO Heightion Restriction / Safety device

ECO Heightion Restriction
ECO Heightion Restriction



Many restricted parking spaces use height barriers to keep out buses, trucks and larger camper vans. However, nowadays vehicles come in such a diverse range of sizes that there is ample room for error in misjudging height. As a result, vehicle collision with restriction barriers is a common occurrence. This scalable barrier removes the risk of serious collision while retaining the barrier function. Thanks to a telescopic structure, the barrier elongates in the event of collision, giving the driver time to slow and reverse.

This innovation follows a key principle of excellent design: adapting an existing concept is often better than inventing a new one. Restriction barriers fulfill an important function but have one fatal flaw: they are unyielding. This design retains the main form and visual appearance of a vehicle height restriction barrier, but builds in a flexibility that allows for soft rather than hard collisions.
Jury Statement
We would like to express our deep gratitude to National Taipei University of Technology, and particularly Professor Chun-Ching Chen. We appreciate and value the platform provided by the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD.
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National Taipei University of Technology

National Taipei University of Technology
Taipei, Taiwan

Shaofeng Wang,
National Taipei University of Technology