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Old 11-12-2021, 04:13 PM   #896 (permalink)
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Sep 13th 2021
Tesla gets patent for laser beam windshield wipers, pew-pew
Lasers pointed in the direction of the driver, what could go wrong?
https://www.autoblog.com/2021/09/13/...shield-wipers/

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It's important to note that just because Tesla has the patent doesn't mean it's going to use it. The company also has a patent for electromagnetic wipers. This system would involve an electromagnetic block moving past magnet bars embedded around the windshield to drag a single blade across the full expanse of the windshield, like a giant squeegee.

For its part, Tesla says the wind resistance created by traditional wipers' mechanical components decreases vehicle range. The electromagnetic wiper seems at least a little more realistic than laser beams, but either system would add significant cost and complexity to the car.
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