Nissan Invents "Self-Cleaning" Car with Paint that Repels Dirt

Ever the tech-savvy company, Nissan has just show that cleaning your car doesn't have to be something you spend money on every other week. Thanks to a coat of special nano paint that repels dirt, mud, rain and polution no longer sticks to the car.
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A specially prepared Nissan Note is used to demonstrate the technology in the next video. One side is left untreated, the other is coated in a trial paint that will one day make car washes obsolete.

The Japanese automaker has already moved to trademark its technology under the name Ultra-Ever Dry as it seeks to become the first to offer it on the mass market in Europe. The paint is hydrophobic and oleophobic and works by creating a layer of air between it and the dirt, which then naturally falls off.

Nissan has not yet made a final decision to move to production and is still testing the product. However, similar systems has been tested on everything from clothing to cellphones with good results. Since their premium division Infiniti was the first to market self-repairing paint, we wouldn't be surprised to see Nissan taking a leap as well.

Geraldine Ingham, Chief Marketing Manager for Nissan Note, comments, "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. We are committed to addressing everyday problems our customers face and will always consider testing exciting, cutting edge technology like this incredible coating application."

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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