THE HEATED WINDSHIELD WIPER
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Background - When driving in winter conditions or starting your car after a winter storm, windshield wipers get covered with ice and snow.  This causes them to smear or even stick to the windshield.  Wipers become useless and gearing can become stripped.  This proves costly and can be very dangerous when driving.
 

Possible Solutions - One solution is to replace the metal insert in the wiper blade with an electric heating element.  The hope is that this element or rod will heat up the wiper blade and keep ice and snow from freezing on it.
 

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