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|Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 3:28 pm Post subject: Test Driving Wiperless Windscreens
|26th February 2008 Industrial Nanotech
Test Driving Wiperless Windscreens
Italian car designer Leonardo Fioravanti has developed a prototype car with a windshield that doesnít need wipers. It can brush away water and dirt all by itself.
The car, dubbed Hidra, uses a special aerodynamic design along with four sophisticated surface treatments to the windshield to keep the driverís view clear. The first treatment filters the sun and repels water. The second is made of nano-dust which is able to push dirt to the edges of the glass. This dust is activated by the third layer, which senses dirt and activates the second layer as necessary. Finally, itís all topped off by the fourth layer which is a conductor of electricity to power the whole mechanism.
The Hidra Concept Car will be test-driving the wiperless windscreen
Fioravanti claims that this technology could go into mass production within 5 years, but it already works and has been installed on the Hidra concept car
Source: Product Reviews