Honda Launches ‘Face Mask’ For Cars To Prevent Spread Of Viruses
Innovation they say is the father of necessity. Honda has braced up to challenges by making something unique out of the pandemic that the world is going through.
Honda Japan has rolled out Kurumaku – a new antiviral product for Honda cabin air filters. They are installed on top of the cabin air filter, working as a face mask to prevent the spread of viruses. With a new strain discovered in several countries, the current coronavirus pandemic is far from over and this innovation from the Japanese marque aims to help.
Honda Kurumaku – How Does It Work?
The company states that the product can catch virus droplets on its special surface while reducing its shape and damaging them in the process. The product uses zinc phosphate chemical conversion treatment, which car manufacturers also use to prevent rusting on vehicles.
Other manufacturers like Geely have launched filters that prevent viruses other particles larger than 0.3 microns from entering the cabin, Kurumaku also works to destroy any viruses in the cabin if already inside.
Honda claims that the new cabin air filter can remove 99.8 per cent of virus droplets within 15 minutes of switching on air recirculation and viruses on the surfaces can be cleaned out within 24 hours. Kurumaku has a life of one year or 15,000 km.
Honda will first roll out Kurumaku in the Honda N-Box Kei in Japan as an accessory priced at 6,400 yen plus taxes. The filter is expected to be made available in other cars eventually.
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