Apple develops patent for detecting cracked windshields
“Apple knows a thing or two about cracked screens, which may explain why the computer giant has filed a patent for a car windshield that notifies the owner when it’s damaged.
A patent uncovered this week describes a system that would use conductive film between two layers of glass to monitor if there’s been damage.
While most drivers would notice if a chunk of their windshield was gouged out, the proposed system could identify fractures and nicks before they became serious.
It might one day even notify your car’s computer to book an appointment at the garage automatically, according to the application.”
Read more about Apple’s patent here.
It’ll be interesting to see how useful this technology will be. Most people should easily spot a crack or chip in their windshield while driving. Unless it is extremely minor or in a corner somewhere, the damage shouldn’t go unnoticed. As soon as you do detect damage, you should schedule repair service immediately as the crack my spread requiring a windshield replacement.
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