While many of us spend hours shoveling our driveways and sidewalks during the winter months, there’s one place that can be cleared of snow in mere seconds: the all-new Ford F-150 front view camera.

Front and rear view camera technology is designed to enhance the driving experience, helping drivers get a clear view of what may be in front or behind their vehicle. But with snow, ice and salt covering the roads in the winter, drivers can experience clouding of the camera’s view.

Based on customer feedback, Ford’s engineering team devised a solution to keep salt, snow, ice and dirt off of front and rear view cameras. By implementing tiny washer jets for the cameras, a fine mist is sprayed onto the lens, dissolving dirt, ice and snow. The washer operates when the front or rear windshield washer system is activated and uses the same fluid.

The feature is designed to provide greater peace of mind for drivers and was developed with Bowles Fluidics Corporation, based in Columbia, Md.

Now available on the all-new Ford F-150, the front view camera washer technology will also be available on the all-new 2015 Ford Edge coming this spring. The application for Edge takes the innovation a step further, with a telescoping feature on the front washer that was adapted for North American customers from a headlamp washing feature commonly found in Europe.

Additionally, a rear view camera washer will debut on the 2016 Ford Explorer, available this summer, with plans to expand the technology across the Ford lineup in the future.

Original source: Ford