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Subject: Re: Rain sensor for a car windshield
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Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2002 13:47:58 -0700
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"Paul Burke" wrote in message
> Alex wrote:
> > I am looking for a sensor that can be used on a windshield. That will
> > send informatin that I can interput and use to control the windshield
> > wipers for optimal visibility. This sensor would need to update at
> > least every second so I could determine if the wipers should move. If
> > possible the sensor should be able to determine the amount of rainfall
> > on the windshield within that time. I would like to know where I could
> > find such a sensor, how to build one, or an ideas on the subject. I
> > would appreciate any help you could give me.
> I think you must be a better judge of "optimal visibility" than any
> sensor. Turn the wipers on when you think it's raining. If you really
> want high tech, design a voice recognition system that turns on the
> wipers when you say "oh bugger, it's raining again" or "is that a 40 ton
> truck I see before me?"
actually, rainsensors that come standard with some verhicles seem to work
very well as I read in some car reviews. You can see it as a safety feature
as you don't have to fiddle with the wiperswitch all the time when it rains
a little less. Intermittent never seems to work that well.
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