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thumps wiper to remove icy build-up
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When ice forms on your windshield wipers, it is dangerous, not to mention inconvenient and uncomfortable to lean out you window and pull the windshield wiper back and thump it against your windshield to remove icy build-up. Why not have this as a safety feature? A simple mechanical device could do this task at the push of a button. Sensors could perform the task automatically in high-end luxury cars...after all, who wants to push a button when they "think" their windshield wiper is icing up when the car could "sense" it automatically?
artsygeorgia2, Dec 26 2010


       Looking for something that addresses this specific problem, wondering why I'm still pulling to the shoulder in a blizzard in the 21st century when an obviously mechanical fix is so obvious a solution. Seriously, just pulling over on the highway is dangerous, but avoiding it because I don't want to go out into the cold is just plain stupid.
artsygeorgia2, Dec 26 2010

       Uh, would it not be simpler to move to a warmer country? Or, as a last resort, use electrical heating elements in the wipers?
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 26 2010

       Would have to look at the way ice builds up, maybe the electric option would work, I know the mechanical one would because that's how I de-ice mine when it happens, I just think it's inconvenient and dangerous to get out of the car or lean out the window...the point is how could we be living in the 21st century and not have a working option for solving this problem?
artsygeorgia2, Dec 26 2010


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