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Honda Develops a COVID-19 "Mask" for Cars

Removing 99.8 percent of airborne coronavirus particles in 15 minutes.

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Honda Develops a COVID-19 "Mask" for Cars

Removing 99.8 percent of airborne coronavirus particles in 15 minutes.

Honda has released its very own COVID-19 mask for its cars. Currently compatible with the N-Box Kei model only, the invention aims to capture and get rid of 99.8 percent of airborne coronavirus droplets in under 15 minutes.

Designed to fit over your existing cabin filter, the surface comes with millions of thorn-like protrusions at the nanometer level, according to Autoblog. The automobile manufacturer had originally planned to develop the car mask over several years. However, due to the ongoing pandemic, it was able to fast-track the project with a team at the Kitasato Research Center for Environmental Science.

Priced at around $68 USD, the Kurumask is available to purchase in Japan. Stay tuned while we wait for more details about a potential global release.

For more pandemic-fighting inventions, check out SprayCare’s wristband designed to disinfect surfaces.

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