The windshield wipers move rhythmically across the dirty windshield of the Audi A8. The grime disappears as if by magic, without any evidence of spray water. The magic in this case is a new type of windshield wiper technology being used for the first time in the new Audi A8: the adaptive windshield wiper with integrated washing jets.
“The special thing about this new wiper technology is that the driver never has their view obstructed,” said Audi developer Stephan Häfner. The reason: Unlike other systems, the water does not spray from the hood but instead sprays directly onto the windshield from small jets in the wiper arm. The water thus runs directly in front of the wiper blade and is immediately wiped away.