Quite simply because aerodynamic systems influence the air flows that impact the vehicle as a result of the airstream. Our objective is to influence the air streams in a sensible way and to direct them in such a way that they benefit the passengers and/or the vehicle's handling. The result is more aerodynamics, more safety, more comfort and less fuel consumption.
The older ones among us can still vividly recall the wave that rolled through our country at the beginning of the 1970s: Inspired by motor sports, teenagers as well as conservative family fathers began to equip their average cars with sporty-looking plastic skirts. These wings, known as "rear spoilers" sometimes had adventurous shapes that were not infrequently reminiscent of fighter planes. Much has changed since then - spoilers today are highly complex systems with very specific, precise functions. In the process, the visual appearance has also changed and is being put at the service of the respective function. When we talk about spoilers today, we are usually talking about extendable spoilers. These have already become widely accepted - due to the new common vehicle shapes (hatchback) - and are of central importance for driving safety because they provide sufficient pressure on the rear axle.
Our aerodynamic comfort systems include the development and production of innovative convertible comfort systems that let convertible drivers enjoy their vehicles regardless of the season. Together with our customers, our experts develop ingenuous, unique solutions that offer entirely new possibilities. The foundation for this is our extensive market and manufacturing expertise, our understanding of our customers' objectives, values and needs, and our commitment to the unrestricted advancement of automotive comfort.
Convertible systems are usually conventional wind deflector systems that protect occupants from draughts and come in mechanical, electrical and extendable versions. One of our special products is the Aircap System, which originated in an idea from Mercedes. As a collaborative system supplier, KIPP CCS took on its technical implementation and developed intelligent technology that can now be found in a number of Mercedes vehicles.
The Aircap system consists of a wind deflecting meshed panel that acts as an extendable spoiler, inconspicuously integrated into the top frame of the windscreen, and an adjustable wind deflector between the rear headrests. 1) Together they form an overall system that reduces the turbulence in the passenger compartment. The system even detects whether the rear seat is occupied and adjusts the position of the wind deflector accordingly. The result is a noticeably more comfortable convertible experience. The driver and passengers are protected from draughts in every seat. The lack of wind chatter lowers the noise level, and you can easily talk, listen to music, or understand the navigation instructions.