Tesla May Replace Windshield Wipers with Lasers

Tesla has patented a technology that uses lasers to clean a windshield (instead of the usual wipers), as well as to clean external cameras and solar panels on the roof.

The patent application in question was filed by Tesla in early 2019; the document has been issued only now. The technology described in the patent is called «a pulsed laser cleaning».

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It uses lasers instead of wipers to clean a windshield, as well as to clean external cameras and solar panels on the roof. According to the Tesla’s idea, this technology will quickly detect dirt and automatically clean it.

It is assumed that it can be effective in good weather but it is unclear how the technology will cope in rain and snow. It is also important that the lasers will be directed towards the driver and, possibly, can serve as a greater obstacle while driving than ordinary wipers.

Obviously, it is only about the patent and it is unknown whether Tesla will ever implement such technology.

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