Faced with the vitality that it now turns out to have a car free of viruses and bacteria inside it, various car manufacturers have worked to develop technologies that allow eliminating any type of germ without the need for tools. One of the companies in the automotive sector that achieved an important innovation in this area is Jaguar Land Rover.
The brand partnered with the microbiology and virology laboratory Perfect Biomed Ltd.. for testing in a sealed chamber, designed to simulate a vehicle ventilation system in recirculation mode for a 30 minute cycle. The result showed that viruses and bacteria were inhibited by up to 97%, including particles of COVID-19.
The prototype heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system uses nanoe technology, patented by Panasonic to inhibit harmful viruses and bacteria, thereby helping future-model interiors offer a unique experience for customers.
This innovative system, occupied by the British car manufacturer, was also tested for the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) at the facilities of Texcell, an international research organization that specializes in viral tests and immunological profiles, and for two hours under laboratory conditions, the technology was able to inhibit more than 99.995 percent.
Nanoe X technology uses high voltage to create trillions of hydroxyl (OH) radicals wrapped in nano-sized water molecules. These OH Radicals denature the proteins of viruses and bacteria, which helps to inhibit their growth. OH radicals deodorize and inhibit allergens in a similar way to create a cleaner air environment.
They are currently offered on various models in the Jaguar range, including the new Jaguar I-PACE fully electric high-performance SUV, as well as Land Rover models such as the Discovery and Range Rover Evoque. An innovative preconditioning function is also available at the time users enter the vehicle.