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McLaren To Use Force Field Of Sound Waves Instead Of Windshield Wipers
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Default McLaren To Use Force Field Of Sound Waves Instead Of Windshield Wipers - 12-20-2013, 08:43 | posts: 21,365 | Location: Guru3D testlab

Hey it's technology :)¬*Frank Stephenson is McLaren's chief designer and has hinted at a new system to replace the wipers. It is thought to involve using ultrasound to send 30kHz waves across the wi...

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Default 12-20-2013, 09:00 | posts: 77 | Location: Denmark

Oh no, what will the poor parking ticket guys do....!!! And, does the forcefield come in different colors ???
   
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Default 12-20-2013, 09:15 | posts: 3,830 | Location: Sweden

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Oh no, what will the poor parking ticket guys do....!!!
tape it on the car instead.
   
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Default 12-20-2013, 10:08 | posts: 2,810 | Location: England

At least when those windscreen washing bastards who get you at traffic lights will be ****ed, should put 2000 volts through them as well.
   
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Default 12-20-2013, 10:27 | posts: 1,503 | Location: Warsaw, Poland

I wonder how it'll work with mud.
   
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Default 12-20-2013, 10:34 | posts: 811 | Location: Sheffield, England

This just means dogs are going to go bat crazy chasing your car with it making sounds at 30khz. Thankfully it should be fast enough to not be a problem unless you stop at traffic lights
   
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Default 12-20-2013, 16:19 | posts: 153 | Location: Portugal

Well it didn't made success in washing machines 20 years ago (laundry detergent companies didn't let it), maybe now this type of technology becomes more widespread
   
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Default 12-20-2013, 16:30 | posts: 199 | Location: Singapore

Pushing technology is good.

But I wish McLaren could push technology like they did with the legendary F1.

Like make a mach 2 land-plane using a Petrol/Diesel engine.
   
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Default 12-20-2013, 17:00 | posts: 205 | Location: Madrid, Spain

I'd love to see what happens when you're in a thunderstorm and the system fails.
   
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Default 12-20-2013, 18:43 | posts: 1,643 | Location: Ipswich UK

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I'd love to see what happens when you're in a thunderstorm and the system fails.
I would suggest it would bring a new meaning to blue screen of death wonder if words appear on screen informing you of crash
   
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Default 12-20-2013, 19:28 | posts: 3,825 | Location: The Netherlands

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Oh no, what will the poor parking ticket guys do....!!!
Find a job?
   
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Default 12-20-2013, 23:49 | posts: 9,182 | Location: Toledo

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I'd love to see what happens when you're in a thunderstorm and the system fails.
Wipers can and do fail during thunderstorms too. Nothing is foolproof.
   
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