Honda is ready to clear the air … of coronavirus.
The automaker has developed a cabin air filter attachment that it said can trap and destroy 98.8 percent of airborne coronavirus particles, including the one responsible for COVID-19, during a 15-minute climate control system cycle.
The device was treated with zinc phosphate and designed to fit over the standard air filter.
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It lasts for over 9,000 miles before needing to be replaced, which is just short of the recommended time between typical air filter replacements.
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Honda has named it the Kurumask, which is a combination of the Japanese word for car, Kuruma, and mask.
Unfortunately, it’s currently only compatible with the Honda N-One microcompact that’s sold in Japan, but Honda plans to introduce versions for other models.