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Honda's genius car mask will kill viruses in your AC system

Japanese ingenuity at its finest.

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Honda has created a mask for your car. No, that isn't a typo, though it does sound like it should be, doesn't it?

Honda. A chart that might explain how it works. It's in Japanese so it could be calling me a moron though.

Honda. A chart that might explain how it works. It's in Japanese so it could be calling me a moron though.

Honda dubs their car mask the "Kurumaku", which directly translate to Car ward, according to Google Translate. And while the name is a bit bizarre given again, I don't speak Japanese, the thing is seriously impressive.

Here's how it works. The Kurumaku is placed right where the cabin's air filter lives. There, it protects passengers from various diseases, by capturing harmful particles of disease before it can penetrate into the cabin. Honda's car mask protects you from many, many diseases, including Coronavirus. In fact, Honda prioritized the production of the car-mask because of COVID-19.

Honda.

Honda.

What makes Honda's car mask work is some wizardry using a zinc-phosphate. Overall, the Kurumaku is able to kill 99.8% of germs in 15 minutes.

Given that cars are rather confined spaces, the car mask certainly isn't a gimmick, especially in the era of COVID-19. Amazingly, it only costs you $70 dollars to put it in your Honda product. The catch? You have to live in Japan and you have to own the Honda N-Box, as it's only available in Japan. And assuming you live in Japan, you have to own the Honda N-Box, as that's the only car Honda offers the Kurumaku in.

Honda N-Box.

Honda N-Box.

Honda hasn't revealed any plans to put out Kurumaku in other models, let alone bringing it to other regions of the world. We can only hope that Honda will.

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Comments (10)

  • This is excellent! What a great bit of engineering.

      1 month ago
  • yawn

      1 month ago
  • That is great

      1 month ago
  • Most modern cabin filters do something like this (Filtron, a local brand here, has silver ions in filters for bio contaminants) but this level of utter paranoia is completely unnecessary

      1 month ago
    • Paranoia over a virus that's killed 2 million people worldwide. I wouldn't say that's paranoia. This is risk management

        1 month ago
  • So... you decided to tell us that there is a hope but only if you're 0.000000000001% of World population. Maybe I haven't written all the zeros, there has to be more, I guess.

      28 days ago
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