Some vehicles look much better dirty, like an off-road vehicle, such as a Land Rover Defender, but not if you own a family car or a beautiful sports car. However, keeping them clean is always an issue and if you do not have time to get rid of the mud, dirt and grim, then chances are you spend a small fortune on valet services.
We have new windows in our homes that are self-cleaning, so how come we never get that option for our cars? Well, it looks as though we might well do following a news report on the Nissan Note concept, as the car maker has been testing the new Ultra-Ever Dry.
The product has been used for a while now, but a new formula has been developed and Nissan has been running tests by spraying the product over existing paintwork, which will no-doubt be an optional extra when you order your all-new Nissan Note.
If they go ahead with this, we will see Nissan use engineered super-hydrophobic and oleo phobic over paint, with the color of your choice, and the result will see water being repelled, along with oil and other road dirt. What we will be looking at here is the world’s first self-cleaning car.
According to Nissan, they are the first to use this newest technology, and as we already said, will be used on the upcoming Note, which already has a rather impressive self-cleaning function for its rear-view camera, as there is a ‘wash and blow dry’ function that uses water and compressed air to keep the lens clean.
Some of the other impressive Nissan Note concept specs include Blind Spot Warning, which we only used to find on high-end cars. This makes use of the camera we mentioned above, as it keeps a constant view of vehicles that are in your blind spots. If a vehicle appears in a blind spot, then a warning light will appear in the glass of your door mirror.
Lane Departure Warning is finally making it to the B-segment. If your vehicle is starting to drift from the lane you are driving in you are given a warning. This is thanks to the rear-view camera once again, as it keeps a close eye on the road markings, no matter how faint they are.
The camera has one final trick up its sleeve, and that is when you are reversing a different tone is made if a moving object is near the rear of your vehicle, this comes in handy because we know how easy it is for a child to run behind the rear of your vehicle.
It is for this very reason why Nissan has made certain they have a system in place to keep that camera clean. However, what is the point of having a nice clean spot on your Nissan Note, while the rest of it is dirty, which is why the Japanese car maker is set to test the new Ultra-Ever Dry technology.
There are so many applications for this technology, which you can read a very interesting article on here. But we can tell you that the product does not dry clear, so if and when Nissan use this on their latest version of the Note, it cannot be sprayed on the windows.
If you do have a car that eventually makes use of Ultra-Ever Dry, then it will benefit from some of its key features, such as Anti-Wetting, Anti-Corrosion, Anti-Icing, Anti-Contamination, Product Life-Extending, and the most important, Self-Cleaning.
It is Nissan’s hope that bringing these technologies together will help add more appeal to the new Note, and could start off a trend for the B-segment.
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