Nanotech Wiperless Windshields

Posted on Feb 24 2008 - 7:52pm by Russ


Leonardo Fioravanti of Pininfarina has made a prototype car, the Hidra, windshield wiperless.  The main point about the car is that it has a 4-layer nanotech windshield that manages to push debris off of the windshield.  Basically no windshield wipers.

The nanotech windsield is made up of the following 4-layers:

  1. The First layer repels water and filters the sun.
  2. The second layer is made of “nano-dust” which magically pushes dirt to the edges of the glass.
  3. The third layer activates the “nano-dust” when it senses dirt on the windshield.
  4. The fourth layer is basically the electricity backbone of the contraption.

The technology is 5 years out before it “may” see mass production.  I would really like to see a video of this magical windshield in action.  Frankly, I am suspicious of its ability to remove a monster bird poop.

Original article translated courtesy of Google.

{Via Sparking Tech}

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