Nissan Develops Self-Cleaning Car
If Nissan had its way, drivers would never have to go through the car wash again. The automaker is debuting a new exterior paint that repels mud, rain, oil, dirt, and other debris cars can pick up from the road. The technology, called Ultra-Ever Dry, creates a protective layer of air between the paint and the outside environment, keeping cars clean. While the technology is commonly used on many surfaces to repel wetness, Nissan is the first carmaker to apply the technology to automotive bodywork. Nissan is currently testing the self-cleaning paint on its Note hatchback in Europe. In a video that shows exactly how the technology works, you can see dirt fling off the vehicle right when it makes contact. Now that Nissan has created a successful prototype, all it has to do is continue testing the paint in a variety of conditions. If all goes well, Nissan will consider offering it as a future aftermarket option for its vehicles. Right now, we don't know how much the special paint will cost or how long it will last before the stain-repelling qualities wear off. Like Nissan's Scratch Shield technology, which repairs fine scratches on its cars, it may not last forever. But we think it is a promising technology that can make our lives much easier. Source: Nissan
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