A rain sensor in a car detects rainfall or any moisture that makes contact with the windscreen and automatically adjust their wiper movement accordingly. The rain sensors assist to the ongoing battle against driver distraction. The rain sensor appears to be attached to the car glass behind the windscreen and behind the rear view mirror.

We’ve all been there before. You’re driving down the road, it’s cold outside or it’s a rainy or snowy, and suddenly, a whitish mist starts to form over the windscreen and you it distorts your vision!

Windshield fogging has always been a problem for drivers throughout the years. However, window condensation sensors could make window fogging a thing of the past.

A condensation sensor is a small mechanism that watches the windshield and is designed to sense moisture and condensation on the windshield. If its sensors are tripped or alerted, then it works with the car’s ventilation system to redirect the flow of air to make sure the condensation and fogging is blown away. This insurance the driver has optimal visibility, at the very least when it comes to condensation based fogging.

There are a few ways to tell whether or not your car is equipped with this particular sensor. If the wipers start to work automatically when it’s raining or if you notice a change in air flow that you didn’t trigger yourself, chances are your cars equipped with a sensor.

This sensor is usually found on newer model cars, and I can easily be located behind the rear view mirror essentially attached to the windscreen itself. It is usually a discrete, square-shaped panel that’s rather small and it may even go unnoticed by you for years. Sometimes this rain sensor is found next to a light sensor which triggers the headlights if the lighting outside is too low for ideal of visibility. To tell if you have a light sensor, your lights will turn on automatically if you start to drive in darkened conditions and it is usually mounted behind the rear view mirror all along with the rain sensor.

These two sensors work together to make sure that you can see your way home no matter what conditions you find yourself in.

Rain sensor attached to windscreen

Rain sensor attached to windscreen

How do rain sensing wipers work?

Mercedes-Benz has always been a name associated with quality, luxury and safety when it comes to higher-end vehicles. Among their newest innovations is something called a rain sensing wiper.

The rain sensing windshield wiper is a safety feature that comes standard in a variety of Mercedes-Benz. Instead of having to switch the windshield wipers on yourself in the event of rain or snow or other precipitation, the rain sensing windshield wipers will handle this for you.

Rain and snow another precipitation change based on the severity of the weather. What could start our as a drizzle could be a full-blown thunderstorm in a matter of minutes., drivers have had to deal with keeping an eye on the speed and frequency of their windshield wipers, which, if not used optimally, could create unneeded wear and tear on the machine.

These rain sensing windshield wipers, however, sense the rainfall and automatically adjust their activity according to the need. The rain sensors contribute to the ongoing battle against driver distraction. If a driver doesn’t have to worry about fiddling with the controls of their windshield wipers every few seconds based on the change of the weather, that’s one less thing to distract them from their job of keeping themselves and everyone on the road safe. Even something so simple as windshield wiper controls, even if they are a basic element of driving, they still can serve as a possible distraction. The rain sensing windshield wiper eliminates what was once thought of as a necessary evil for even the most careful driver.

The rain sensor appears to be behind the windshield and behind the rear view mirror. Because of its small, unnoticeable size, it provides an invaluable safety service without compromising luxury and pleasing aesthetic that Mercedes-Benz has been known for for a countless number of years.

The rain sensor a small, easy to miss box that creates an all too valuable and novel experience for Mercedes-Benz the world over.


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