• US 20100007463A1
  • Filed: 07/08/2009
  • Published: 01/14/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/09/2008
  • Status: Abandoned Application
First Claim
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1. A handle/liftgate assembly for a door of a vehicle, said door handle assembly being mounted to a handle region of a vehicle door, said handle/liftgate assembly comprising:

  • a handle control;

    a handle sensor; and

    wherein said handle control is responsive to said handle sensor to detect the presence of or proximity of a user or operator at the vehicle door, and wherein said handle control actuates a door latch of the vehicle door to open the vehicle door independent of a door zone module or passive entry system of the vehicle door.

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