2011 Nissan Leaf
Nissan in Japan announced last Wednesday that they would be offering the Leaf with a Vitamin C dispensing air conditioning system, among a couple other innovative features. According to Popsci.com, Nissan announced that their next generation cars “will be designed to make drivers feel they are better off staying in their cars instead of stepping outside.” The idea behind the Vitamin C infused air conditioning is that it will spritz passenger to help prevent skin damage and wrinkles. I like it, but I want to know if it the liquid will cause any issues with electronics within the cabin. I guess we will have to wait and see.
Other innovations that will be coming down the pipe are NASA designed seats that are intended to improve blood flow, anti-collision radar technology, air purifiers designed by Sharp, and smart speedometers that will remind drivers of special events, personal milestones and other events.
So the real question: Is the Vitamin C thing for real? According to our fact checking with the folks over at Nissan PR, this is real. However, the intended rollout is for the Japan market only currently, but that could change. So stay tuned an see what kind of rabbit they will pull out of their hat next.