US Patent Office approves Tesla’s Unique Wipers
The United States Patent Office has officially granted approval for Tesla’s revolutionary electromagnetic wiper design for the next-gen Roadster.
U.S. Patent Office documents show that patent number 10,889,267, the “electromagnetic windshield wiper design system” that was submitted by Tesla on March 5th, 2018, got approved on January 12th, 2021.
Tesla is a company that is determined to stay unique and different than the products of traditional automotive industry. Tesla is recently innovating new ideas for cleaning the windscreen in its new models.
Not too long ago, Tesla proposed a system that relied on laser beams to clear the windscreen of water and debris for its Cybertruck. Now Tesla is again making taking the spotlight with another unique idea to clean the windshield of the upcoming Roadster model.
This patent doesn’t preview anything nearly as exciting as lasers, but it is nevertheless still a brilliant idea. However, the new windshield wiper might sound a bit complicated and hard to understand at first.
We don’t know if this innovative windscreen wiping system will make it into the final production version of the Roadster, expected to debut around the summer of 2022.
Tesla’s Electromagnetic Wiper
The patent shows a one-piece wiper design, without any resemblance in any shape or form to traditional “normal” two-piece windshield wiper architecture.
All other cars, including all four of Tesla’s lineup of cars, usually use two wipers that operate from the bottom of the windshield in an arc shape.
The traditional wipers might give the driver coverage of the field of vision of the car they are operating, but it does not clear the entire area glass.
Due to its arc-like range of motion, the traditional wipers don’t clear the top two corners, along with some other areas.
However, Tesla will install something different onto its next-gen Roadster, which could be the fastest car to ever navigate on public roads.
Instead of the traditional two-wiper blade design, Tesla’s patent details a one-piece wiper system that uses an electromagnetic linear actuator to rid the windshield of any rain or moisture completely.
It will start from one side and move directly to the other side, cleaning the entire windshield with one motion.
When the wiper blade is not being used, it will be hidden under the car’s hood. This adds to the Roadster’s clean and modern design.
Are you ready for a flying car?
Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced a few updates promised for the Roadster project earlier this week. The project has been previously delayed and held back a few times because of necessary engineering modifications and battery constraints.
Musk also informed Joe Rogan on his third appearance on the JRE Podcast that plans to get the Roadster to hover. However, Tesla is still researching and designing ways to figure out how to make it possible.
Elon Musk said “I want it to hover. I’m trying to figure out how to make this thing hover, without, you know, killing people. I thought, maybe we could make it hover, but not too high.”
The company is considering that perhaps the Roadster can hover approximately a meter or two above the ground. In case a passenger plummets, the suspension will be blown out, but no one is going to die.
Musk added saying “If we put a height limit on it, it will probably be fine.”
Regardless whether Tesla’s car will hover or not, Musk still plans to release a SpaceX package that will give three tons of thrust for insane acceleration.
So, will you buy the flying car once it’s released?