Nissan is planning to put an end to car washing with its new self-cleaning paint technology
The system, dubbed Ultra-Ever Dry, works by creating a layer of air between the paint and the environment
Nissan says it will trial the paint for possible future aftermarket use
The paintwork helps to repel standing water and rain
Nissan already has a self-cleaning rear-view camera lens
Nissan will trial the paintwork in a variety of conditions over the coming months
If approved, the special paint could become an option on future Nissan models
Nissan has unveiled what is says is the world's first self-cleaning car technology.
The firm has painted its Note supermini with new super-hydrophobic and oleophobic paintwork, which Nissan says repels mud, rain and everyday dirt.
The technology could quickly render washing a car a thing of the past, says the company. Nissan plans to test the Note in a variety of conditions over the coming months, before deciding whether to make it an aftermarket option for its cars.
Dubbed Ultra-Ever Dry technology, the paint works by creating a protective layer of air between the paint and the environment. Nissan claims the paint stops dirty marks created by road spray and standing water from clinging to the car.
Nissan has previously trailed a 'self-cleaning' coating on its rear-view camera systems. That technology used water and compressed air to keep the camera lens free of dirt.
See the new technology in action in the video below: