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Ford CEO: Future Cars Will Kill Viruses

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By    |   Monday, 20 April 2020 07:47 AM

Ford vehicles of the future will be built with surfaces designed to destroy viruses, CEO Jim Hackett said.

During a recent interview with Barron's, Hackett was asked how the COVID-19 pandemic could alter future vehicles.

"Surfaces will have to have micro structures that can't hold viruses. These things are there. They're nano-level structures that are in the fabrics," Hackett said.

"You can't feel them, but if you had a microscope, they'd look like you're putting a virus on top of arrows. The virus can't live. The surface punctures it, literally."

The coronavirus pandemic hurt new vehicle sales in the first quarter, with Ford warning investors of an estimated $2 billion loss.

More than 2.4 million people worldwide have been infected with the virus and more than 165,000 have died.

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Ford vehicles of the future will be built with surfaces designed to destroy viruses, CEO Jim Hackett said. During a recent interview with Barron's, Hackett was asked how the COVID-19 virus pandemic could alter future vehicles. "Surfaces will have to have micro structures that...
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