Which Camera Does TESLA Use for Auto Wipers?!
Tesla has patented an electromagnetic windshield wiper system that works more efficiently with less friction and wrap around more of the window.
The basic mechanism for cleaning glass has not changed for a long time and is a small set of gear wheels that rotate and move the wiper blades. Of course now Tesla proposed a new device job..
Future Tesla Windshield Wipers
A new patent application from the company describes the design of a block attached to a wiper arm and wiper blade. The arm is connected to two electromagnetic rails to hold the system in place and contact the windshield. As current flows through the magnet and coil, the block moves, dragging the arm and brush with it. The application describes a single blade setup, but indicates that it can be adapted for two.
Tesla claims the new design reduces energy consumption compared to traditional windshield wipers. The last aspect is very important for an electric car.
Elon Musk’s company has already demonstrated a similar system on the prototype the future Roadster sports car, but the design presented then was not hidden under the hood, unlike the patented version.
We also previously reported on development of an electro-hydraulic valve system that saves 20% of fuel by optimizing gas exchange in ICE with spark ignition.
text: Ilya Bauer, photo: businessinsider, drawings: USPTO