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Nissan wants to moisturize your skin

By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Posted: 10 am ET

I missed this last week, but apparently Nissan plans to introduce an auto air conditioning system that actually spritzes breathable vitamin C out of the vents in order to help condition your skin and reduce wrinkles. The technology is part of Nissan's "Health & Well-Being" concept, which seeks to make the interior of Nissan cars a healthier and more comfortable place to be, especially over a long haul.

Nissan is planning to eventually incorporate the technology into its "Forest Air" climate control system, so named because it's meant to simulate the feeling of a breeze in the woods.

The system will likely be featured in the flagship Infiniti M series

The system will likely be featured in the flagship Infiniti M series

I have mixed feelings about these sorts of innovations. I mean, what's next? A car that gives you a pedicure and asks you about your day? While these features sound like they may appeal to some folks, I'm not sure they're worth the added complexity and maintenance costs. To be honest, I haven't even changed the air conditioning filter in my car since I bought it, and I doubt I would refill or replace whatever was needed to keep such a system working. But then again, I'm probably not their target audience.

What do you think? Are Nissan's innovations going too far with pampering passengers, or are you of the school of thought that extremism in the defense of comfiness is no vice?

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1 Comment
Sheyna Steiner
August 11, 2010 at 2:40 pm

All I need is a non-toxic car interior and I'd be happy.