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Telescopic Rear Wiper Arm with Cam and Roller Mechanism for Increased Wiping Area

Hyundai Motor India Engineering Pvt Ltd.-Venkata Aravind Masimukku, Karthik MSVS
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2407
Published 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
Visibility is a critical factor to avoid the accidents and incidents on road. Every year there are over 5 million car accidents reported in USA. Of these 23% are caused by the hazardous weather and poor visibility. Driving in poor visibility increases the potential for a serious crash. Over the last decade 15% of the accidents on road are due to poor visibility in bad weather conditions. This paper addresses the poor visibility through the rear windshield glass of a car.A vehicle is designed in a way to provide the maximum possible visibility. But due to the vehicle design constraints, the visibility through the rear glass is very less. This visibility reduces drastically in the extreme weather conditions like rain, snow, dust and fog. At present, wiper systems play an essential role in providing better visibility for the driver in bad weather. Even though there are other technological aids like cameras, sensors etc.., they come with a high cost and act as only passive visibility for the driver. These cannot give as much confidence to…
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