Will self-cleaning car be a threat to carwashes? - Professional Carwashing & Detailing
Connect with us
Close Sidebar Panel Open Sidebar Panel

Carwash News

Will self-cleaning car be a threat to carwashes?

Dutch researchers are developing a car with a coating that never has to be cleaned. But, there may be one huge drawback.


Dutch researchers at the Eindhoven University of Technology have developed a coating surface for cars that will never have to be cleaned, a VR-ZONE story reported.

Click Here to Read More

The July 23 story said, "Potential real-life applications for this new material include never having to wash your car again, or never having to wipe fingerprints off your phone’s touchscreen."

The research was led by Catarina Esteves who works in the department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at the university.

One potential problem for the coating, though, is that it's "easily and irreversibly damaged by light contact."

The story said Esteves and her team are working to refine the technology further and put it into production before 2021.

Click to comment
Professional Carwashing & Detailing