Nissan has invented a self-cleaning car

by Joe Svetlik

If you’re fed up of having to wash your car, then Nissan could have the answer. It’s unveiled a car that cleans itself. If only it could drop the kids off at school while it’s at it…

It’s able to clean itself thanks to its super-hydrophobic and aleophobic paint, which repels water and oils. Check out the video to see it in action.

To show what it can do, Nissan coated one half of the car in this ‘Ultra-Ever Dry” paint, and the other half in the stuff it uses at the moment. Then it drove through lots of puddles.

It’s able to clean itself thanks to its super-hydrophobic and aleophobic paint, which repels water and oils. Check out the video to see it in action.

To show what it can do, Nissan coated one half of the car in this ‘Ultra-Ever Dry” paint, and the other half in the stuff it uses at the moment. Then it drove through lots of puddles.

As you can see, dirt and muck pinged off the Ultra-Ever Dry side, while it splatted all over the other side. At the end of the test, the Ultra-Ever Dry side was nearly spotless. The other side looked a complete mess, to use a technical term.

This kind of paint is already being used in industrial applications, but it’s easily rubbed off and doesn’t survive longer than a year. Obviously Nissan would have to find a way to make it last longer if it ever hopes to make it a viable option for us punters.

It’s currently evaluating its potential, and hopes to offer it as an aftermarket option on a future model. It could spell an end to the bucket and sponge for good.

Via Engadget

From: t3.com

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