Electric side door openers are conquering the automobile market
A service once largely restricted to luxury hotels or regarded as a courteous gesture has long since become an integral part of our everyday lives. The congenial opening of doors – now no longer performed by a human hand but by special electric motors – is something we encounter everywhere.
Late last year, Jörg Grotendorst became the latest member of the Executive Board of Rheinmetall, with special responsibility for the automotive divisions. Grotendorst, now 51 and a graduate in Electrical Engineering, has spent his whole life pondering protons and electrons and positive and negative poles, and how to control and regulate them – a subject that has never ceased to fascinate him.