Nissan is testing a new super-hydrophobic and oleophobic paint in Europe on the Nissan Note that has created the world’s first self-cleaning car.
Most people hate the thought of having to wash their car, so Nissan has begun tests on cool paint technology that repels mud, rain and dirt, meaning drivers may never have to clean their car again. Nissan is testing a new super-hydrophobic and oleophobic paint in Europe on the Nissan Note that has created the world’s first self-cleaning car.
Nissan is the first carmaker to apply the technology, called Ultra-Ever Dry®, on automotive bodywork. By creating a protective layer of air between the paint and environment, it effectively stops standing water and road spray from creating dirty marks on the car’s surface.
Nissan says that so far, the coating, which is being marketed and sold by UltraTech International Inc, has responded well to common use cases including rain, spray, frost, sleet and standing water.
“The Nissan Note has been carefully engineered to take the stress out of customer driving, and Nissan’s engineers are constantly thinking of new ways to make families’ lives easier,” said Geraldine Ingham, Chief Marketing Manager for Nissan Note. “We are committed to addressing everyday problems our customers face and will always consider testing exciting, cutting edge technology like this incredible coating application.”
There are currently no plans for the technology to be applied to the Nissan Note as standard, but Nissan says that it will continue to consider the coating technology as a future aftermarket option.