While SpaceX has successfully launched an all-civilian spaceflight, billionaire Elon Musk’s vehicle manufacturing company Tesla has also managed to bag place under the spotlight. According to a report by Electrek, Tesla has secured the patent to use laser beams as wipers to clean the debris off the car windshield.
The electric automaker had filed for a patent with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in mid-2019, and now after almost two years, Tesla has finally secured the patent rights. The report also stated that Tesla had described the idea of replacing windshield wipers with lasers as a product that would remove the debris off the car. The official description shared by Tesla stated, “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.”
Meanwhile, all eyes are currently set on the electric car company’s upcoming sports car, the second-gen Tesla Roadster has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Owing to the hype, Tesla founder Elon Musk had revealed that the sports version would be released in 2023. “2021 has been the year of super crazy supply chain shortages, so it wouldn’t matter if we had 17 new products, as none would ship. Assuming 2022 is not mega drama, new Roadster should ship in 2023,” Musk tweeted, earlier this month.
2021 has been the year of super crazy supply chain shortages, so it wouldn’t matter if we had 17 new products, as none would ship.
Assuming 2022 is not mega drama, new Roadster should ship in 2023.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 1, 2021
The original 2017 plan to launch the much-talked-about sports version of the Tesla vehicle may have been delayed due to the pandemic, but the Roadster is expected to kick up to 250 mph while hitting 60 mph (from 0) in just 1.9 seconds.
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