Jump to content
Do Not Sell My Personal Information


  • Join Toyota Owners Club

    Join Europe's Largest Toyota Community! It's FREE!

     

     

Banish The Bucket, Sponge And Hose.


Raistlin
 Share

Recommended Posts

Banish the bucket, sponge and hose.

Japanese giant Nissan has developed the worlds first self-cleaning car which it predicts will make car-washing obsolete.

Its UK engineers are testing innovative nano-paint technology which repels dirt before it gets a chance to take hold on the paintwork.

Nissan has been testing nanopaint technology that repels dirt before it sticks. Here you can see the split on the car, with the nanopaint being used on the right but not on the left, showing how it stopped dirt sticking.

article-2612328-1D51C60E00000578-535_634

For drivers who would rather run a mile than wipe down their dirty vehicles with a sponge or wince at the high cost of a car-wash, it means salvation may soon be at hand.

No price has yet been set but it is likely to be around £450 ($750) or similar to a metallic paint option.

A Nissan spokesman said: The Nissan Note is first car to trial paint which could make car washes obsolete.

Washing a car can be a chore - and a costly one at that. In response, Nissan has begun tests on innovative paint technology that repels mud, rain and everyday dirt, meaning drivers may never have to clean their car again.

Scientists have developed super-hydrophobic and oleophobic paint, which repels water and oils. It has been applied to the all-new Nissan Note supermini to create what it calls the world's first self-cleaning car.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

They've had this under development for a while - they're hoping to really clean up with it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The paints good but its on a NISSAN :disgust:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Latest Deals

Toyota Official Store for genuine Toyota parts & accessories

Disclaimer: As the club is an eBay Partner, The club may be compensated if you make a purchase via eBay links

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share







×
×
  • Create New...




Forums


News


Membership