Tesla proposes dirt-busting lasers to clean grime off windshields

With the design of Tesla’s recently unveiled Cybertruck pointed very much toward the future, it’s possible that Tesla’s latest patent was dreamed up with this very vehicle in mind.

Published recently by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the document suggests using dirt-busting lasers to keep car windows clean. You heard that right — laser beams to clean windows.

The patent describes how the system would use small cameras located around the vehicle to detect dirt and grime on the windshield, as well as the side and back windows. When the system’s software determines that it’s time for a clean, laser-beam technology built into the vehicle would automatically irradiate the relevant areas to destroy the muck.