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Honda’s new air filter works like a face mask for your car

06 Jan 2021 / 18:39 H.

SOME of the cars made by Japanese brand Honda will soon get an air-filtering device capable of blocking virus cells from entering the car and also of catching virus droplets inside the cabin.

Honda even claims that the solution could destroy Covid-19 virus cells in the process.

Honda claims that this system, called “Kurumaku,“ will be able to eliminate 99.8% of virus droplets circulating inside the car in only 15 minutes.

Unlike other “air purifying” systems deployed by competing automakers that prevent 0.3 micron particles from entering the car, Kurumaku destroys nanoparticles that circulate inside the cabin.

It’s worth noting that Kurumaku won’t remove traces of virus on hard surfaces, which normally are eliminated after around 24 hours.

The carmaker explains that the new system needs to be replaced every year, or every 15,000 kilometers in order to remain efficient.

Honda will launch Kurumaku as an accessory in its compact N Box, exclusively in Japan, for around US$62 (RM248.50). Other models are also set to soon have it as an option. – AFP Relaxnews

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