Jaguar Land Rover Say Air Purification Tech Inhibits Viruses and Bacteria by up to 97%
Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR) has reported that its future cabin air purification technology has been shown in laboratory tests to inhibit viruses and airborne bacteria by as much as 97 per cent. The prototype HVAC system uses Panasonic’s nanoe X technology to inhibit harmful bacteria and viruses.
JLR partnered with microbiology and virology lab Perfectus Biomed Ltd to perform the laboratory-based sealed-chamber test designed to simulate a vehicle ventilation system in recirculation mode over a 30-minute cycle. The company says that the research showed viruses and bacteria were inhibited by as much as 97 per cent and that the nanoe X technology is also able to inhibit the novel coronavirus.
“Our customers’ wellbeing is of paramount importance to us – and now, more than ever, we are all looking for technological solutions that can help take care of our loved ones,” said Dr Steve Iley, Jaguar Land Rover’s Chief Medical Officer.
“The independent research, developed and commissioned by our expert engineers, is just one of the ways we are working to assure our customers that harmful pathogens are being minimised, providing a cleaner environment for passengers inside the cabin and setting new standards in the ownership experience.”
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16 April 2021