Nissan May Have Created First-Ever Self-Cleaning Car

Unless you own a truck (and do REAL work with it) or are a member of the off-roading community, you probably dislike the sight of dirt on your vehicle. If that’s the case, you can either hose your car down yourself, or go to one of the many car washes out there. But could a new coating for cars put the car wash industry out of business? Nissan has taken one of its vehicles, the Note (known in the States as the Versa Note), and covered half of the vehicle in an innovative nano-paint called Ultra-Ever Dry. The other half of the vehicle was left in standard coating. Here are the results: PHOTOS: See more images of the 2014 Nissan Note
As you can see, the water, mud and dirt bead right off the body panels of the Note. Nissan says that they are the first automaker to apply this technology. If it could find its way to production cars, it could revolutionize the industry (from a car care standpoint). But the International Carwash Association (yes, there’s such a thing) has over 15,000 car washes in almost two dozen countries. We suspect they might have something to say about this new coating. RELATED: See images of the 2015 Nissan Murano