Electric car with 'laser gun': Tesla applies for a patent to use a laser instead of wipers

A combination of technology was once thought to be fiction: electric cars, self-propelled and mounted "laser guns".

Electric car with 'laser gun': Tesla applies for a patent to use a laser instead of wipers
Electric car with 'laser gun': Tesla applies for a patent to use a laser instead of wipers

Tesla wants to mount a "laser gun" on a car, and is one step closer to this technology. Elon Musk's electric car manufacturing and assembly company has just applied for a patent to use a laser to clean windshields.

According to Electrek, Tesla obtained this patent from the US Patent and Trademark Office last week. The content of the license describes a device that "fires a laser to remove plaque on car windshields and other photovoltaic equipment surfaces", indicating that Tesla did not specify lasers for windshield cleaning. wind on electric vehicles, which will apply this technology to clean the surface of solar cells.

As described, the laser system mounted on the bonnet will direct high-intensity light rays into the windshield. The controller will adjust the laser intensity so that it cannot penetrate the lens, reducing the impact of the laser on the glass structure as well as other components of the vehicle. Obviously, Tesla also does not want the driver to face the danger that the laser brings. Perhaps Tesla has some method of driver protection that we do not know.

Electric car with 'laser gun': Tesla applies for a patent to use a laser instead of wipers

Electric car with 'laser gun': Tesla applies for a patent to use a laser instead of wipers

The patent also includes at least one camera to detect plaque on the windshield, a special transparent coating on the glass, and a device that allows laser beam guidance.

It must also be added that the fact that Tesla has filed a patent does not mean that they will use this device in the near future. The company also has a license to use electromagnetic technology to replace wipers, but no actual product. Enthusiastic consumers of electric vehicles will have to wait a little longer before these “fiction” technologies come into play.

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