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Tesla patents new stealthy, electromagnetic windshield wiper system

Discussion in 'Roadster 2020+' started by diplomat33, Sep 6, 2019.

  1. diplomat33

    diplomat33 Active Member

    Aug 3, 2017
    Terre Haute, IN USA
    Tesla has patented a new electromagnetic wiper that may go on the new Roadster 2020:
    Tesla's patent for a stealthy, electromagnetic wiper is perfect for the new Roadster

    "A recently published patent application from Tesla has revealed that the electric car maker is designing a stealthy, unconventional windshield wiper system that seems particularly tailor-fit for the company’s upcoming halo car: the next-generation Roadster. Apart from looking the part of a futuristic wiper assembly for a futuristic vehicle, Tesla’s patent also allows optimizations in range.

    The disclosed electromagnetic wiper system may include a linear actuator that may include a guide rail and an electromagnetic moving block. The guide rail may include a plurality of permanent magnet bars that may be disposed horizontally along a curvature of the windshield of the vehicle. The electromagnetic moving block may act as an electromagnetic train, and may include a plurality of perforations and at least an electromagnetic coil that surrounds the plurality of perforations in the electromagnetic moving block. "
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  2. HelloJohnny

    HelloJohnny Member

    May 19, 2018
    Riverside, California
    Hmm that's interesting... Thanks for sharing the information though.
  3. Ostrichsak

    Ostrichsak Member

    Sep 6, 2018
    Colorado, USA
    Cool. Hopefully for the Roadster owner's sake the system functions better than the "rain sensing" system on my Model S.
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  4. SteveBaker

    SteveBaker Member

    Aug 29, 2019
    El Paso, Texas
    I always wonder whether an ultrasonic "wiper" could be developed that would kinda shatter raindrops into a fine mist that would just blow away. Get rid of all of the moving parts - avoid having any kind of moving arm that distracts the driver continually.

    No idea whether it would work...but might be worth investigating.
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