Rain sensor

The rain sensor is able to carry out continuous adjustment of the windscreen wiper frequency according to how wet the windscreen is, thus reducing the work load for the driver.

The driver benefits from the system's intelligent functions on five different fronts:

1. The rain sensor is able to control the windscreen wipers without any intervention by the driver

2. The electronics control the wipers so as to ensure the best visibility at all times

3. The wiping motion is not performed over a dry windscreen

4. The sensor takes the night-time sensitivity of the human eye into account

5. The frequency of the wiping interval is also linked to the vehicle's speed – the faster you drive, the more frequently your windscreen wipers will be moved

The rain sensor's control unit is linked up to the intermittent wipe control function and employs cutting-edge infrared technology. The invisible light beams emitted from two LEDs scan an area of the windscreen at the level of the rearview mirror. These light beams are reflected to varying degrees, according to how heavy the rainfall is/how wet the windscreen is.

The sensor responds to this information by activating the appropriate wipe interval. When isolated drops turn into a heavy downpour the system switches from intermittent to continuous wipe mode, increasing the wipe frequency continuously and subsequently reducing the rate continuously when the rainfall eases.

Optimum visibility at all times.

Availability of vehicles

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