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Positive Connected Car/Vehicle Feelings, Optimistic & Desired, Study Says

connectedvehichelThe University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) found that people surveyed feel positive about connected vehicles, have optimistic expectations of the benefits, have some concerns, and generally desire connected-vehicle technology when it becomes available.

This newly published paper titled “A Survey of Public Opinion About Connected Vehicles in the U.S., The U.K., And Australia” is full with interesting facts and figures such as:

Nissan Protects Cars from Dirt and Water (Ultra-Ever Dry ) Self-Cleaning Car

NissanselfcleanercloseNissan in Europe is testing new paint technology that repels mud, rain and everyday dirt called a self-cleaning car. It could mean that drivers will say chuck-it to their buckets and sponges.

A European Nissan Note with super-hydrophobic and oleophobic paint effectiveness is being by engineers at Nissan Technical Centre Europe in many conditions.