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LIKE wind-up windows and ashtrays, the humble windscreen wiper is soon to be erased from modern cars.

Britain’s most advanced car company is working on secret plans to dispose of the windscreen wiper — an archaic throwback to the early days of the automobile.

According to McLaren, the firm that builds supercars for the road and Formula One cars for the track, the new system is adapted from fighter jets.

It is expected to use high-frequency sound waves similar to those used by dentists for removing plaque from teeth and by doctors for scanning unborn babies.



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