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World's First SELF-CLEANING Car

Death of the car wash?

Trash the bucket, sponge and hose.  Nissan has developed the world's first 'self-cleaning car.'  The Japanese giant says this will make car washing 'obsolete.'

Engineers are testing a 'nano-paint technology' that supposedly repels dirt before it even gets a chance to take hold on the paintwork. 

Washing a car is a chore.  This new paint repels mud, rain and everyday dirt.  You may never have to clean your car again. 

It's an option that could be sold on future models, and it's already being tested in Britain.  No price has been set yet, but the paint option could run around $750. 

It's being marketed on the Nissan Note. 

A Nissan spokesperson says the dirt-repellant coating works by creating a protective layer of air between the paint and environment.  It stops standing water and road spray from creating dirty marks on the car. 

The Nissan Note even features a 'wash and blow dry' function on its rear view camera.  It uses water and compressed air to keep the lens free of dirt. 

(sources:  Fox News, Yahoo News, Business Insider, Dallas Morning News)

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