The Kurumask developed by Honda is a “mask for your car” that covers the existing cabin filter of your car to filter all kinds of viruses.
We all wear them when leaving our houses, why not add them to our cars too?
Honda has developed the Kurumask, essentially a new air filter that acts as a mask for your car. It does not protect the car from viruses, of course, but its passenger (much like wearing a mask is about protecting others.)
The Kurumask is made up of millions of thorn-like protrusions and it fits onto the existing cabin filter. Developed alongside the Kitasato Research Center for Environmental Science, the mask utilizes a zinc-phosphate chemical treatment to remove 99.8 percent of airborne coronavirus droplets in your car. And it can do so within 15 minutes. As a bonus, it does not only filter out COVID-19 but also other viruses.
The Kurumask has a life expectancy of 9,320 miles (15,000 km) and costs $68. Sadly it is only compatible with the Honda N-box for the moment, which is sold exclusively in Japan. But Honda says it should be available soon for other vehicles too.
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