Smart Drive Glass Actuator


MCi (Mirror Controls International) designs, produces and sells actuators for the automotive industry.


As the patents on the bestselling glass actuator expire and the competition increases, a new and much cheaper glass actuator was needed which is protected by new patents.


During my permanent job as Product Engineer I led the project team. I was in charge of concept choices and led the technical aspects during product development. In this position I was the technical dialogue partner for internal and external stakeholders and was responsible for the entire product documentation.


Key factors

  • Design specifications and wishes
  • Idea & concept generation
  • Innovation
  • Prototyping
  • Fine mechanic design with optimal price/performance ratio
  • Design for mass production (DFA/DFM)
  • Design for quality (Automotive, SSDD, FMEA)
  • Testing
  • Optimization
  • Engineering
  • Collaboration
  • Team lead & project planning (Scrum)
  • Presentation



The design of the Smart Drive Glass Actuator was granted with two patents.
  • WO2019182442 (A1) – Drive for an adjusting instrument, in particular for adjusting an exterior vision unit of a motor vehicle
  • DE102019108303 (A1) – Sichteinstellmechanismus und Stellmittel für einen solchen