Any new news on Cybertruck transparent aluminum windows or wipers?

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I haven't seen any posts relating to the windows or wiper mechanisms since December. Has Tesla (or anyone) seen updates about these that they forgot to share?
No, we've simply exhausted reasonable speculations. From here until new news it would simply be rehashing.
 

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Elon should check out the new Nano Platelet Spinel glass that Aqua resources makes for DOD super strong....
 

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Hoping they perfected the laser wipers. Talk about hi tech!
Hah! That made me laugh out loud. I *love* the idea of “laser wipers” for the CT!
It it so over-the-top, I am going to start telling people that that is what it will have!
 

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I really don't think that the lasers are meant to actually clean the windows. For one because i dont see how it would be possible to physically remove significant mass with lasers (in a downpour for example or with mud on the widshield). And for two because the wording in the patent doesn't even say that the lasers are for debris removal.
“A cleaning system for a vehicle includes a beam optics assembly that emits a laser beam to irradiate a region on a glass article of the vehicle, debris detection circuitry that detects debris accumulated over the region, and control circuitry.”
It says the cleaning system as a whole (whipers, sprayer, etc.) includes a laser that detects debris.

any counter arguments?
 
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I really don't think that the lasers are meant to actually clean the windows. For one because i dont see how it would be possible to physically remove significant mass with lasers (in a downpour for example or with mud on the widshield). And for two because the wording in the patent doesn't even say that the lasers are for debris removal.
“A cleaning system for a vehicle includes a beam optics assembly that emits a laser beam to irradiate a region on a glass article of the vehicle, debris detection circuitry that detects debris accumulated over the region, and control circuitry.”
It says the cleaning system as a whole (whipers, sprayer, etc.) includes a laser that detects debris.

any counter arguments?
There was a long (2+ hour) video chat about this last year and they seemed to believe that the laser system was in lieu of wipers and sprayer, not in addition to or to augment. It is a bit difficult to believe that they would need a laser system if they have the former system, though they have talked about how important it is that the cameras remain debris free. Maybe the laser is only for that portion of the windshield. But if that is so, wouldn't they want something similar for every camera on the vehicle? I tend to think that this patent is, indeed, for local heating and removal of debris, though I question whether it will ever see the light of day, so to speak. Most of the patent ideas I have submitted never will.
 

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I really don't think that the lasers are meant to actually clean the windows. For one because i dont see how it would be possible to physically remove significant mass with lasers (in a downpour for example or with mud on the widshield). And for two because the wording in the patent doesn't even say that the lasers are for debris removal.
“A cleaning system for a vehicle includes a beam optics assembly that emits a laser beam to irradiate a region on a glass article of the vehicle, debris detection circuitry that detects debris accumulated over the region, and control circuitry.”
It says the cleaning system as a whole (whipers, sprayer, etc.) includes a laser that detects debris.

any counter arguments?
The title of the patent is " pulsed laser cleaning...
Also the laser doesn't have to incinerate the mass of the debris... It only needs to heat the interface to overcome the Van der Waals force. The physical impact of the photons might be sufficient to dislodge a water droplet without actually heating the water. Yes, yes. I know photons are massless but they have tremendous momentum.
 
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The cyber truck moves faster than rain or snow. Thus no wipers or laser clearing will be needed.
:cool::cool::cool:
 

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There was a long (2+ hour) video chat about this last year and they seemed to believe that the laser system was in lieu of wipers and sprayer, not in addition to or to augment. It is a bit difficult to believe that they would need a laser system if they have the former system, though they have talked about how important it is that the cameras remain debris free. Maybe the laser is only for that portion of the windshield. But if that is so, wouldn't they want something similar for every camera on the vehicle? I tend to think that this patent is, indeed, for local heating and removal of debris, though I question whether it will ever see the light of day, so to speak. Most of the patent ideas I have submitted never will.
ok, word. got a link to that vid?
 

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I think Tesla will start with the Dual Motor variant first, with regular automotive glass and wipers. ALON glass will be mostly an expensive option for the tri-motor CT, for which the production will start later.
 

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I think Tesla will start with the Dual Motor variant first, with regular automotive glass and wipers. ALON glass will be mostly an expensive option for the tri-motor CT, for which the production will start later.
Elon said something on the Jay Leno show about the difficulties of the large flat windshield. I don't think they can use glass
 

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Elon said something on the Jay Leno show about the difficulties of the large flat windshield. I don't think they can use glass
Wasn't aware about that, this is encouraging. Hopefully they can source that transparent aluminium as it's a completely new product unlike other parts
 

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