Case studies


Glove box drawer shown open on slides with visible mechanism

Glove box drawer replaces drop down door in car dashboards

Sometimes a really practical product design comes along and you wonder why it hasn’t been done more often. Look at most cars and the glove compartment is a drop down door which opens onto a gloomy and deep space.... > Read more

Slide mechanism has multiple height positions and lock on this boot storage system

Flexible car boot storage

Accuride’s boot floor lift is a multi-position slide mechanism designed to be integrated with platforms to expand and upgrade storage options in automotive applications. The slide mechanism locks into place at... > Read more

The car seat has been extended on slides for upper leg adjustment.

Driver and passenger seat adjustment

Accuride has designed and manufactured slides to give upper-leg adjustment on driver and passengers sports seats. With a load rating of 80kg/pair and 60mm of travel, the slides help to make the seats more comfortable... > Read more

The drawer is fitted under the car seat on a compact slide for easy access

Under seat storage

Due to the space constraints underneath a car seat, developing a compact slide that can give full access to the drawer is crucial. For this project Accuride developed a slim-line (just 19mm), 100mm long telescopic... > Read more

Side view of an armrest using a single flat mounted sliding system.

The development of a single, flat mounted sliding system for armrests

Many adjustable car armrests have, up until now, been mounted on a pair of ball bearing linear slides to give movement through the X plane (open sections facing sideways), which gave them strength and stability under... > Read more

height adjustable armrest that uses slides on a white background

Height adjustable sliding armrest

This major European automotive manufacturer needed a compact and height adjustable sliding armrest for their luxury cross over SUV. Accuride integrated its sliding technology into the first height-adjustable armrest... > Read more

Central console showing sliding mechanism and wiring harness

Sliding central console system designed by Accuride

A major European car manufacturer required a sliding central console, that would allow free moving space in the front seats area, while sharing the console and its space between the front and rear passengers. This also... > Read more

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easygoinc & Accuride Means Happy Campers

Austrian company easygoinc was born in 2012, designing longboards using sustainably sourced Zirbe, or stone pine, which grows in the woodland areas surrounding the Alps region. Not only does the company...

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easygoinc & Accuride Means Happy Campers

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