#2538: Tworoofs

Today’s invention combines the use of a vehicle sunroof (red) with its roofrack (green).

When the vehicle is stopped, the sunroof is opened and a pneumatically driven column (grey) extends upwards through it.

This engages with a sheet of stiff aluminium cell board which is then lifted off the sunroof.

The column is also free to turn, as shown, providing a platform or roof with many possible uses (eg instead of umbrellas for people entering a hotel, or for someone fixing the engine in a storm).

A board with the ability to fold down its ends might provide an armoured carapace for vehicles vulnerable to attacks by shopping trolleys. A street trader might use this to hang their wares from.

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