Self-driven, propeller-powered sprayers have become popular for their ease of use, but there’s also the potential to create an illusion of being in control when the vehicle is in motion.
The self-powered version of the sprayer featured on the front of the Tesla Model X features an aerodynamic surface, similar to the aerodynamic design of the propeller of an aircraft.
The aerodynamic pattern helps to prevent the spray from blowing away, but it also can be distracting to the driver when he or she is driving the vehicle.
Tesla Autopilots self-drive sprayer design.
Tesla Model X self-driving sprayer.
Self-driven and propeller driven sprayers are both useful tools to have on hand when travelling in the mountains and in low-lying areas.
While the design of Tesla’s sprayer is unique, other manufacturers have been making similar products, and they all have the same basic idea of creating a ‘fractal surface’ in order to allow the spray to flow without losing the precision of a helicopter.
The self driven sprayer from Tesla.
In the future, self-steering and propellers will also come in handy when traveling in urban areas.
Powered by the same technology, self driving Tesla Model S and X electric cars will also be able to drive on highways without needing to use a trailer or tow vehicle.
While the sprayers used in Tesla’s Model X and Model XP vehicles can be used for a variety of purposes, the spray will not work if the vehicle gets in an accident, or if the car’s brakes are not working properly.
A self-pushed sprayer with a Tesla Model 3 on display.
Autopilot will be able use the Tesla Autopilo, Tesla Autophoton, and Tesla Autobiography self-guided sprayers to help with driving while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or other drugs, but the spray can only be used once per week, or once per hour, on a single occasion.
Self-guided sprays will be an increasingly popular alternative to helicopter-style sprayers, but Tesla is aiming to expand the use of self-generated sprayers into a more widespread industry by 2020.
Tesla Autophotos sprayers.
Powered self-controlled self-spewing sprayers on display at Tesla Motors factory in Fremont, California, January 21, 2020.