Aston Martin DB9 Windscreen Wipers, Aston Martin change the wipers on the DB9 in 2012, the new style was designed to work with the new flat blades, it is a more rigid system that wipes the screen better and also produces less wind noise. It also makes the car look more modern.
Conventional windscreen wipers have a metal or metal plastic composite structure comprising a central bridge and articulated links that provides between 4 and 8 pressure points, depending on the length of the blade. Spring flexors distribute the force generated by the wiper arm spring via the wiper bridge and links and flexors to the rubber element for a uniform pressure on the glass.
Options for conventional windscreen wipers include a spoiler for the drivers’ side, spray bar pods for vehicles that have their windscreen washer jets attached to the wiper blade and curved passengers’ side blades for vehicles with very rounded windscreens.
Flat or Blade windscreen wipers
Increasingly, new cars are now equipped with flat windscreen wipers.
Flat windscreen wipers feature tensioned metal flexors supporting the rubber element with a full length integrated spoiler to use the pressure generated by the air flow. This allows for a flatter aerodynamic shape that reduces wind noise. The flexors form the blade profile that exactly matches the windscreen, guarantees uniform pressure all along the contact edge. It is also more discreet than a conventional windscreen wiper, so blocks less of the drivers’ field of vision.