Browse Publications Technical Papers 2004-01-0784
2004-03-08

An Innovative Method of Heating Windshield Washer Fluid for Improved Windshield Cleaning Efficiency 2004-01-0784

In vehicles today, the visibility through the windshield is decreased due to contaminants such as oils, waxes, organic matter, frost, snow, or ice that collect on the windshield surface. Ordinary washer fluid in conjunction with the wiper system is not always effective in removing these contaminants. By increasing the temperature of the washer fluid, it is possible to dramatically increase the cleaning efficiency of the windshield washer system. By using a uniquely designed, electronically controlled device, the temperature of the washer fluid applied to the windshield can be increased without damaging side-effects to the fluid, vehicle or human components. This technology will enhance the driver's ability to see through the windshield under all driving conditions.

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