The Japanese automobile manufacturer Nissan has unveiled a prototype of a self-cleaning paint that means cars may no longer need washing. The new nanotechnology paint repels water, oil and other dirt the environment can throw at a car. The paint is called Ultra-Ever Dry and uses a process called nanopatterning. This coats the surface of something with tiny bumps and grooves that stop water and oil from sticking to it. Nissan said the paint has "responded well" to many weather conditions, including frost, rain, sleet and snow. The carmaker added that its engineers will continue testing the paint in the near future to see how close they can get to a product ready for market.
Nissan's website says: "Washing a car can be a chore – and a costly one at that." However, it has no immediate plans to use the new paint as standard on its cars. It may offer it as an option in the future. Company spokeswoman Geraldine Ingham said the new paint is currently only being tested on the company's Note family car. She said: "The Nissan Note has been carefully engineered to take the stress out of customer driving, and Nissan's engineers are constantly thinking of new ways to make families' lives easier." She added: "We are committed to addressing everyday problems our customers face and will always consider testing exciting, cutting-edge technology like this incredible coating application.
日本汽车制造尼桑推出了自洁涂料的样品,这意味着汽车可能不再需要清洗了。新的纳米涂料不溶于水,也不溶于那些可以使汽车变脏的环境中的油和其他物质 。这种油漆被称为Ultra-Ever Dry，并采用了纳米图案成形技术 。这种油漆可以覆盖在有小碰撞和凹槽的物体表面，可以防止水和油附着在表面上 。尼桑称,油漆在多种天气情况下都反应良好，包括霜、雨、冰雹和雪等天气状况 。汽车制造商称,工程师将继续测试这种油漆，等待在不久的将来这种产品合格之后，开始上市售卖 。
尼桑的网站上说，洗车是一件苦差事,而且价格昂贵的。然而,目前还没有计划在汽车上将这种新型油漆作为标准油漆 。在将来，可以将这种油漆作为客户的一种选择方案 。公司发言人杰拉尔丁.伊格汉姆说,新油漆目前仅在本公司的Note款家庭汽车上面测试过 。她说，尼桑的Note款已经通过精心设计，降低客户开车的压力,尼桑的工程师不断思考新的方法来让家庭的生活更便捷 。她补充道，我们致力于解决客户面临的日常问题,一直在考虑测试那种激动人心的、高端的技术，例如不可思议的涂料施工技术的应用 。
1.stick to it坚持下去
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2.in the near future在不久的将来
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3.be committed to 致力于；委身于；以…为己任
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4. coating application. 涂料施工
Coating application shall comply with the manufacturers recommendations and be in accordance with this specification.
1.At what stage of development is the new paint?
a) the final stage
b) stage 17
c) the prototype stage
d) around the middle
2.What does the paint do to oil and water?
a) repel them
b) mix them
c) turn them into fuel
d) use them as cleaning agents
3.What does nanopatterning coat a surface with?
a) bands and groups
b) grooves and bumps
c) pumps and gloves
d) groves and lumps
4.What has the paint responded well to?
a) car critics
c) different colours
d) weather conditions
5.What are engineers trying to get the paint ready for?
a) a technology prize
b) the Tokyo Motor Show
6.What did Nissan say washing a car could be?
b) a chore
c) a part-time job
d) a thing of the past
7.On how many models of car is the paint being tested?
8.What does the Nissan say its Note car takes out of driving?
9.What does Nissan hope to do to families' lives?
a) give them more time
b) make them easier
c) get them from A to B faster
d) make them drive more
10.What kind of technology does Nissan want to keep testing?
a) cutting-edge technology
b) disruptive technology
c) nuts-and-bolts technology
d) advances in technology