If you’re like us here at Blackburn Nissan, you have a busy schedule. Therefore, finding time to get your car washed, though necessary to keep the obligatory “wash me” message off your rear bumper, can be a real hassle. Nissan is looking to help us all out, though, as they’ve now developed a prototype of the world’s first “self-cleaning” car.
You might think it sounds ridiculous, but let’s give it a chance here. The prototype is a Nissan Note, an all-new car that will be sold in European markets only, that has been equipped with a “specially engineered super-hydrophobic and oleophobic paint,” which is basically a really fancy way of saying that the paint repels water and oils to keep the car clean. The technology used here is called Ultra-Ever Dry—and Nissan is the first to put it to use on a car.
“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.”
So far, the Ultra-Ever Dry technology has impressed those at work on the Note prototype. Nissan’s not ready to announce the new paint job as a production-ready option quite yet, but we promise we’ll keep you posted on any future self-cleaning car news.