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Automatic Windshield Wipers In A Vehicle For Snowy Weather

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000241215D
Publication Date: 2015-Apr-06
Document File: 1 page(s) / 20K

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Abstract

Automatic windshield wipers in a vehicle for snowy weather are disclosed.

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Automatic Windshield Wipers In A Vehicle For Snowy Weather

Vehicle windshield wipers may freeze on windows during heavy snow and ice, requiring

a driver of a vehicle to scrape the windows and blades or defrost the blades. The driver may be running late and may attempt to drive with the frozen windshield wipers. The frozen windshield wipers may not properly clear the windows leading to unsafe driving conditions. Generally, drivers keep windshield wipers in an upright position if the vehicle is going to be unoccupied for some time during snowy weather. However, drivers may forget to keep the windshield wipers upright, or they may not know that snow and freezing rain is expected.

Disclosed is a method and system for automatically moving wipers to an upright position responsive to detection of heavy snow or freezing rain. Automatic movement of blades may be an optional feature which can be enabled by the driver.

The automatic windshield wipers include a movement mechanism for moving the

windshield wipers to the upright position. The movement mechanism is charge while the vehicle is running if the driver enables the feature in the vehicle to provide power to the movement mechanism. The windshield wipers also include weight sensors,

wherein a weight threshold signifies that a certain amount of snow and ice has accumulated on the windshield wipers. Responsive to a driver turning the vehicle off and leaving the vehicle, the automatic windshield wipers are charged for mo...