An innovative wiping system for maximized visibility.

The revolutionary AquaBlade® wiping system delivers fluid directly ahead of the wiping blade through channels and holes integrated along its entire length. This enables an unobstructed view of the road during windshield cleaning, while reducing by half the amount of fluid required. 
 
AquaBlade® significantly improves visibility, thus increasing driving safety. Since there are no nozzles, the driver's visibility is no longer obstructed by jets of cleaning fluid sprayed across a large surface of the windshield, and cleaning quality is preserved at all vehicle and wind speeds. AquaBlade® is frost-proof and uses standard cleaning fluids. 
 
The fluid is applied directly ahead of the wiper blade in the direction of travel, it is wiped away immediately. The precise position of the wiper is detected by sensors so that the cleaning fluid is pumped out at exactly the right moment, then wiped away instantly.
 
This system is made up of a sensor, software and a wiper blade featuring channels that distribute fluid through holes located along its entire length. 
 
AquaBlade® significantly improves visibility, thus increasing driving safety. Since there are no nozzles, the driver's visibility is no longer obstructed by jets of cleaning fluid sprayed across a large surface of the windshield, and cleaning quality is preserved at all vehicle and wind speeds. AquaBlade® is frost-proof and uses standard cleaning fluids. 
 
The AquaBlade® system is so precise that it halves the amount of fluid used, reducing the average weight of the system by 2kg, and CO2 emissions by 0.2g.
 
Valeo’s expertise in wiper systems has enabled to the Group to become the world leader in the field. Valeo won an Automotive News PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers' Contribution to Excellence) Award for the AquaBlade® in 2012. It is featured on the 2013 Mercedes-Benz S.
 

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