McLaren Hints At Using Force Field To Replace Windshield Wipers

Thomas Kreutzer
by Thomas Kreutzer
mclaren hints at using force field to replace windshield wipers

The techno geek community is abuzz with th e news that McLaren’s chief designer, Frank Stevens, has hinted that they are looking to replace the venerable rubber windshield wiper with an invisible ultrasonic force field that will deflect rain, snow and insects away from the glass.

Several tech websites, including, are currently speculating about how the system would work and listing the many advantages that such a system would offer. These include better aerodynamics, lack of smearing and smudging and an end to those pesky jerks at the mall who like to stuff fliers under your wipers while you are shopping. Although owning a McLaren is out of reach for most us in the proletariat the expectation is that once the technology is fully developed it will trickle down market in due time.

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  • BuzzDog BuzzDog on Dec 17, 2013

    Will this deflect small rocks that seem to crack the windshield?

  • Johnny ringo Johnny ringo on Dec 17, 2013

    Can a Flux Capacitor be far behind?

  • Shaker Shaker on Dec 18, 2013

    Finally, I can die happy, knowing that the pinnacle of human ingenuity has been reached...

  • Jfbramfeld Jfbramfeld on Dec 18, 2013

    Finally, someone invents a force field and the first thing they think of is windshield wipers? Maybe when the perpetual motion machine is perfected it can be used on the moon roof.