21 août 2017

United States Patent: 9725060 - Reducing surface rigidity of a vehicle

United States Patent: 9725060 - Reducing surface rigidity of a vehicle
Aspects of the disclosure relate altering the rigidity of a vehicle's surface. More particularly, the vehicle may contain tension members that are arranged so that a change in tension across one or more of the tension members will alter the rigidity of the vehicle's surface. The vehicle may identify and respond to a potential collision by altering the tension that is applied to one or more tension members, thereby altering the rigidity of the vehicle's surface.