Nanotechnology to Eliminate Windshield Wipers

Posted by Keith McMillan

February 27, 2008 | 2 Comments

I’ve spent a lot of time driving the last couple of weeks, and living in the Midwest, it’s always a case of trying to keep the windshields clean and how often do we replace the wiper blades. You can imagine my interest when I read at Sparkingtech about a new prototype technology that uses nanotechnology to keep your windshields clean instead.

Italian car designer Leonardo Fioravanti (of Pininfarina fame) has developed a prototype car with a windshield that doesn’t need wipers. It can brush away water and dirt all by itself.

The article is short on details, and I don’t really pretend to understand those they do include, but if I can get a windshield that stays clear without wipers, sign me up, even if nanotechnology is morally questionable.


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Comment by Peter H Coffin
2008-02-28 07:45:38

If it can clear a windshield faster than a rainy interstate behind a dump truck can gunk it up, I’ll sign up. If it takes more than three seconds to clear the glass, I’ll stick with wipers, thanks… New blades aren’t THAT expensive.

Comment by Keith McMillan
2008-02-28 20:31:03

I sort of wonder about snow and ice as well, snow in particular.

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