Vertical Parked BAW Too Easy to Vandalize, need option of 2 park positions - horizontal or vertical

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With this placement (parked vertical against A-pillar) I guarantee we see tons of tesla cam footage showing people ripping/bending these off of the Cyber truck.
I had the same idea / concern. Vandalized or stolen.
On vehicles where wiper is parked horizontally i have even had difficulty reaching the wiper blades unless I turn car on/off quickly with wiper in mid cycle to get wiper arm to get left stopped near the A-pillar where I can more easily reach it.

The repair cost might be minor but if the weather required use of BAW and BAW was damaged you might not use Cybertruck and thus miss a important meeting or be delayed reaching a emergency care facility.

When Cybertruck is parked and BAW is parked at the A-pillar
1. BAW is easily to reach.
2. Vandal can easily apply a lot of side bending force that would seriously bend a standard steel wiper arm or even a heavy-duty rugged design. When BAW is at vertical a vandal can put a lot if their entire body weight pulling to side and down against the BAW.

Cybertruck needs choice of two locations to park the BAW when finished wipe cycling or vehicle .
1. Park Vertical - vertical against A-pillar
2. Part Horizontal - horizontal along bottom of windshield.

Users settings
BAW Park-VP location when vehicle is parked . choices Vertical or Horizontal
BAW Park-VM location when vehicle is moving. choices Vertical or Horizontal

BAW Park-Delay. When vehicle changes state ( parked vs un-parked/moving ) and BAW in wrong PARK location, how many seconds to wait/delay before changing the BAW park location to correct (Vertical to Horizontal or Horizontal to Vertical).

BAW Park-VM-Vert-MS. If BAW is parked horizontal and vehicle starts moving above MS ( Minimum Speed user selected here ), then change BAW parked position to vertical.

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The Great Wiper Debate: Up or Down?
by Farmers' Almanac Staff
Updated: February 14, 2022
https://www.farmersalmanac.com/the-great-wiper-debate-up-or-down-23545

Here are the two schools of thought:

Leaving Wipers Down:
Discourages vandalism.
Prevents damaging the springs inside the blade arm.
A non-issue because the defroster releases frozen blades.

Propping Wipers Up:
Prevents damage to the wiper motor, should you turn on the ignition and have accidentally left the wipers on (and they’re frozen to the windshield).
Prevents damaging the rubber, when you have to chisel them away from the windshield.
Makes clearing away snow and ice from the windshield easier.

2018
Frannie
..... It’s not that people would steal your wiper blades while they’re up, but young vandals love to twist the entire arm right off when in up position.

2021
roboturkey
..... The kiddies do not need another target for vandalism and if the the roving vandals do make pretzels out of your wipers you are well and truly screwed if you need them.

2019
VLA
..... I never leave them up. It is also a great target for vandals.

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Windscreen wiper vandal fined
A New Plymouth man who tore the windscreen wipers off 16 cars in a drunken stupor has paid a hefty price.
Mar 11 2011
By Felicity Ross
https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/4755569/Windscreen-wiper-vandal-fined

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Arggghhhhh! My WRX just got vandalized. How much do new wiper arms cost?
https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=931981

01-31-2006, 11:13 PM
#1 100bhp Location: San Francisco, CA Vehicle: 02 WRX
Arggghhhhh! My WRX just got vandalized. How much do new wiper arms cost? I'm pissed off, someone just bent up my windshield wiper arms. Can some one please put my mind at ease: How much do new arms cost new? How much from a salvage yard? I am so pissed.

02-01-2006
#9 hystikal Location: Bay Area Vehicle: 2011 E90 M3 2011 Prius
I once had ONE wiper blade stolen from my previous car...people are such idiots.

02-01-2006
#10 Syncro
Saw it happen to a friend's Grand Am a few years ago. The guy isn't the type to have enemies.

02-01-2006
#15 Synth Southern Maryland
Same thing happened to my roommate's car, they actually managed to break one off. Stupid people....

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r/Eugene (Oregon USA) > Wiper blades vandalized / Stolen, arm broken


2022
LordSesshomaru82
We have now officially hit Soviet Union levels of bad. It was common in Soviet Union to have shortages of wiper blades so folks would hide them in the trunk or glove box until it rained as they were commonly stolen. Congratulations, Eugene, keep it classy.

2022
Dipsy30
It’s happening everywhere. I was in Tillamook (Oregon USA) a year ago during a winter storm hiking Cape Lookout. When I got back to the parking lot both of mine were stolen. Nothing like driving back to town without wipers during a storm!

2022
EsmareldaRoseMarie
This happened to me while I was working! It was so bizarre, the front and the back wipers were both gone!

2022
shlammyjohnson
This town has a shit load of people that are just unhappy criminals and are trying their hardest to make chaos to feel better. It's disgusting. Not everyone that breaks your car window wants to steal, they just want to cause harm.

2022
mrsclausemenopause
How where you parked? Could easily be retaliation for parking in a reserved spot, parking crooked, causing a door ding, etc. Also curious about bumper stickers. People take their politics seriously around here and often believe vandalism to be the appropriate punishment for thinking differently then them.

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WATCH: Brazen vandal kicks car and rips off wiper in 'bizarre' attack
2019Jan29
Brighton Hove (UK)
By Jody Doherty-Cove
A BRAZEN vandal has been captured on film attacking cars. Earlier this month CCTV footage caught a cyclist ripping two wing mirrors off a parked car in Hallyburton Road, Hove. Now, another vandal has been caught on film red-handed, kicking a parked car and ripping a windscreen wiper off another in nearby Rothbury Road. This comes after a spate of vandalism in Stapley Road and Hangleton Road in the Hangleton area. Safar Maged, whose CCTV caught the incident, said: “I have no idea why someone would do this. “It’s really early in the morning. I ran outside when I heard the neighbours shouting. “I spoke with them after and they saw him breaking the cars, but from quite far away.” In the footage, captured at about 10am on Saturday, the man can be seen walking up to the black car and taking a look around before kicking its number plate. He then walks up the road, stops for a while, before walking back and approaching another black car. In bizarre scenes he then rips the windscreen wiper off the back of the car. After throwing it on the floor, he then crosses the road and walks off. Wish ward councillor, Robert Nemeth said: “The mind boggles as to what motivates people to carry out such bizarre acts. “I regularly receive all sorts of reports on this kind of thing happening. “As always, let’s hope that the individual is identified and caught.” A Sussex Police spokesman said: “The suspect was described as a white man in his twenties, 5ft 5in, and of average build. “He was wearing a blue hooded jacket, tracksuit bottoms and trainers, and was carrying a newspaper under one arm. “Anyone who saw what happened or who may have other information concerning this or similar incidents in the area is asked to contact police online at www.sussex.police.uk/contact/af/contact-us/us/contact-us/provide-more-information-to-be-added-to-a-crime-report/ or phone 101 quoting serial 300 of 26/01. Since Christmas, the area has been plagued by vandalism, with thugs smashing up, keying and ripping the wing mirrors off cars. Dawn Barnett, councillor for Hangleton and Knoll, condemned the actions of those responsible and said it the vandalism must be stopped.

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I'm looking forward to watching would-be vandals have their keys ruined trying to mar the stainless. Thoughtless door-swingers will damage their own cars instead of inflicting door dings.

Video of someone breaking their fist on the glass will make a nice Wham Baam video
 

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The tires are too easy to slash. Why does Tesla put them so low to the ground where vandals can crouch down between vehicles and stab a knife in them. If they were on the roof of the truck, short vandals would have to buy a step ladder at the Wal~Mart to reach them.
 


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Hopefully, knowing that sentry mode is on all new vehicles, people will leave the CT alone. I anticipate people gawking at the truck, I can't wait to see some expressions on the playback ;)
 

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I guess there is no stopping anyone hell bent on vandalizing. Lots of idiots out there.

I had my aerial bent when my team was playing an away game interstate. There was a lot of angry press, my state had just taken the formula 1 off them, and my number plate was an easy target.

We are talking about percentages... someone having a moment of stupidity would not think through it if they decide to yank on the BAW... camera will get them.

Other idiots would make the effort to disguise themselves, in which case they would bend the wiper regardless of position. imo
 


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How about some kind of QD mount for the BAW so unless you think you are gonna need it.... stow it.
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