Comments on: Shields Up! McLaren Developing Force Fields to Replace Windshield Wipers http://techgage.com/news/shields-up-mclaren-developing-force-fields-to-replace-windshield-wipers/ PC enthusiasts one-stop resource for high-quality reviews, articles and current technology news. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 17:56:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Jamie Fletcher http://techgage.com/news/shields-up-mclaren-developing-force-fields-to-replace-windshield-wipers/#comment-3300 Tue, 17 Dec 2013 19:33:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=21938#comment-3300 Piezoelectric emitters in each corner of the windscreen, some control circuits – I’m sure something like this could be emulated very cost-effectively for the average consumer. My guess is getting the amplitude high enough to make the pulses effective… the second concern is fixing the wind-shield in place without the ultrasonics destroying the rubber mounts.

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By: Jamie Fletcher http://techgage.com/news/shields-up-mclaren-developing-force-fields-to-replace-windshield-wipers/#comment-3301 Tue, 17 Dec 2013 19:33:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=21938#comment-3301 The 30KHz range wouldn’t cause issues with surroundings really, the
amplitude would diminish rapidly, since it’s still technically sound and
not Radio. If you have any switch-mode power supplies or PWM fan
controllers, they operate at the same or higher frequencies; dozens of
those devices all next to each other (like your PC), don’t really affect
each other.

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By: Tom Roeder http://techgage.com/news/shields-up-mclaren-developing-force-fields-to-replace-windshield-wipers/#comment-3297 Tue, 17 Dec 2013 18:11:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=21938#comment-3297 Actually now that I think about it, 30khz is probably not high enough to bother much of anything, maybe at close proximity, but probably not.

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By: Tom Roeder http://techgage.com/news/shields-up-mclaren-developing-force-fields-to-replace-windshield-wipers/#comment-3296 Tue, 17 Dec 2013 17:54:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=21938#comment-3296 I am just curious as to EFI, what would this affect? Sometimes when ignition coils go bad they start spewing spurious emissions (I have no idea what frequency range) that can affect other systems in weird ways. I guess everything in the car would have to be well shielded(probably already is in a McLaren). But what about cars passing by? It is a cool technology, I would love to see how it goes.

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By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/news/shields-up-mclaren-developing-force-fields-to-replace-windshield-wipers/#comment-3295 Tue, 17 Dec 2013 17:50:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=21938#comment-3295 LOL

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By: Matthew Harris http://techgage.com/news/shields-up-mclaren-developing-force-fields-to-replace-windshield-wipers/#comment-3294 Tue, 17 Dec 2013 17:37:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=news&p=21938#comment-3294 You’ll be able to tell when one of their cars is in the area because all the local dogs will go berserk.

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