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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

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    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

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    Hmm that's interesting... Thanks for sharing the information though.
     
  3. Ostrichsak

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    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

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    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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