Nissan is definitely stepping up their car game! The company recently revealed their newest paint technology that is set to make your car last longer and always look its best. Whether you know your cars or not, it’s safe to say that the sun can damage your car beyond belief.
If you’ve ever spotted a beautiful 1990s red sports car, it’s easy to tell whether or not it’s been laying in the sun it’s whole life or protected by a covering of some sort, however, if you come across a Nissan, that very thought will not matter any longer. Nissan, along with a few other car retailers, has put in a lot of effort in order to ensure that paint, as well as the interior pieces of a car made out of leather or plastic, can endure UV rays for as long as possible, without showing any long-term effects.
In Nissan’s case, they have been testing their cars with quite a powerful light that looks somewhat similar to a very futuristic satellite. Although this mega machine may appear quite intimidating, it’s purpose is worth the heavy mechanical work. According to CNet, Nissan uses the Xenon Weather-Ometer at its technical center in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The machine itself, according to the source, consists of a 4,000-watt xenon light bulb that is “designed to emit the same wavelengths of light as the sun, but in a controllable environment that shines 24-hours a day”.
In this case, there are absolutely no interruptions when emitting the light, considering the sun is not always available on cloudy, overcast or rainy days. Nissan testing technician, Doug Prytula said in a statement how: “in addition to rigorous real-world tests, this tool [Xenon Weather-Ometer] allows us to create harsh environments”, he said, thus allowing the company to create a paint to withstand the effects of not only the sun but various weather conditions as well.
Although Nissan is only at their sampling stage, the car company is expected to come up with brand new paints, and interior materials from linings, trim, seats and an array of other interior accessories that will have your car lasting a lifetime! Let us know your thoughts on Nissan’s newest pain strategy.