You may not realize this, but there’s an elaborate linkage just below the base of your windshield that allows your car’s wipers to move back and forth and, in some cases, up and down—and it is fascinating.
The 2017 Ford Escape will melt ice off its windshield wipers in ten minutes at as low as -17ºF, and you can tell it to do that using your smartphone.
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I've seen some completely janky windshield wiper fixes, but I'm not sure any of them hold a candle to this.
There was a time when windshield wipers were just safety devices used to keep your windshield clear of weather and debris. That time is over. As this Russian genius demonstrates, once you are stuck in the mud windshield wipers can be used for a completely different and arguably more important task—holding your booze.
What do you get when you mix Greg Kinnear, Alan Alda, and windshield wipers up with a dollop of Dave Matthews Band? The trailer for the new movie "Flash of Genius." It's the true story of Robert Kearns, his family and their quest to get automakers to pay him for his invention, the intermittent windshield wiper. It…