Ever wondered about a car without wipers? It is not wise to ask such questions, but a new technology that shakes the water away from the windscreen is in the making.
A report in UK Mirror reads, British carmaker McLaren is all set to obliterate the windscreen wiper with a technology used in fighter jets. McLaren claims the technology uses high-frequency sound waves to clear the water. This all seems very complex right? No ‘pun intended’, your friendly neighbourhood dentist might have an answer to it, yes dentist. These waves are also used at dental clinics to remove plaque from the teeth.
The system creates a force-shield around the windscreen which helps it repel water and all foreign bodies that might obstruct clear vision. The company might launch it shortly and it might cost Rs 1,000 to inculcate it per car. Although the ubiquitous question about mass production is anybody’s guess.
In countries with cold climates where the wipers freeze, this system could be of great help and assist high speed driving as well. However, this is not the first time someone thought of replacing the wiper. In the past, Japan-based Motoda had patented an ultrasonic wiper which never made it to production. However, this feature might make it to McLaren cars, but whether this technology can be used by other production vehicles globally and will other manufacturers even pay heed to it has to be seen.