Windscreens are surprisingly strong but if you happen to have a collision with a wandering moose or some stationary street furniture, every additional reinforcement is welcome.
Today’s invention is a way to brace one’s windscreen and thus lessen the chance of penetration or widespread crazing of the glass.
Sensors in the bonnet detect the impact and cause the reinforced wipers to jump upwards as shown. These are longer and stronger than usual so that they extend over the top edge of the screen.
In this position, the wipers snap together to form a defensive barrier.