Laser Windshield Cleaner

Tesla recently applied for a patent to use laser beams to clean a car's windshield. They justify the lasers by explaining that they're needed to make sure the driver-assistance system maintains a clear field of view.

It's a long, technical application, which I didn't bother to read completely. So I assume they must have considered how it might be a bad idea to have lasers suddenly blasting away at a windshield while someone is driving the car... or even just sitting in the front seat.

More info: Car and Driver

     Posted By: Alex - Sun Dec 08, 2019
     Category: Inventions | Patents | Cars

OK, we're really going there!?

No. After this week's trial, there's nothing "weird" about what The Musk Autocracy is allowed to do any more. Lots of despicable, yes; but nothing officially weird.

Let's just kill it, already.
Posted by Richard Bos on 12/08/19 at 02:32 PM
For years, I've always wanted lasers aimed at that annoying driver behind me who won't lower the high beams.
Posted by KDP on 12/08/19 at 03:58 PM
Some friends driving on vacation once had a kamikaze buzzard fly into their windshield. Since the lasers likely wouldn't be strong enough for this event, Tesla needs to consider adding a rail gun as well.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 12/10/19 at 11:34 AM
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