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Tesla beat me to it as i'm currently developing a windshield wiper based on an old nuclear reactor core. Melt ice pretty well but need some tweaking as it doesn't stop at ice yet.... doesn't stop at the windshield neither...nor the car for that matter...

Lasers, reflective windshield, eyes, what could go wrong?
Tesla seems to have solved this issue by controlling the laser beam rate so that it doesn't go through the glass. Though Tesla is now adding a system that will require no calibration error or it could blind people. But current windshield wipers already don't let drivers see through the windshield at times which can lead to accidents.
 

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Lasers, reflective windshield, eyes, what could go wrong?
All depends on the laser. Class 1 lasers are perfectly safe. Specific laser wavelengths can be blocked by glass.

I find this statement in the article odd:
"Its quick pulsed feature can easily remove dirt and other particles without burning the glass."
My emphasis. What the heck makes you think that the car would have a laser powerful enough to BURN GLASS?!? Glass starts to melt around 2500 F and does not burn.
 

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All depends on the laser. Class 1 lasers are perfectly safe. Specific laser wavelengths can be blocked by glass.

I find this statement in the article odd:
"Its quick pulsed feature can easily remove dirt and other particles without burning the glass."
My emphasis. What the heck makes you think that the car would have a laser powerful enough to BURN GLASS?!? Glass starts to melt around 2500 F and does not burn.
Do windshields have any type of coating on the glass that could burn or scorch?
 

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Do windshields have any type of coating on the glass that could burn or scorch?
They have safety glass, which has a plastic sheet in the middle. I would suspect that the Tesla would use a special plastic that would block the laser wavelength. That way it could never be damaged by accident unless the entire windshield is destroyed.
 

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Wouldn't it be simpler to have a scrubbing pad on the wiper that can be engaged with an actuator?

The laser I want is one that zaps mosquitoes and other pests. I envision an era where crops are tended by laser robots. No chemical pesticides. It could zap bugs and weeds.

Can this be modified to provide security? LOL
 

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Would they call this enhanced bio-hazard mode? If the windshield needs modification to block lasers, super enhanced bio-hazard mode?
 
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