Ford Makes US Car Cabin Hotter to Kill CoronaVirus, Car manufacturer from the United States, Ford, embed new features in the US police patrol fleet. This new feature is believed to kill the Corona Virus in the cabin of the car.
Reporting from Business Insider, Thursday May 28, 2020, the new feature was embedded in the type of sport utility vehicle (SUV) Police Interceptor Utilities alert 2013-2019.
The new feature can further increase the temperature in the car’s interior to 56 degrees Celsius. The temperature, if it has been evenly distributed throughout the cabin for 15 minutes, is believed to be the same efficacy as disinfecting the car’s interior.
“This software solution allows the vehicle to raise the temperature of the passenger compartment beyond 133 degrees Fahrenheit (56 degrees Celsius). For 15 minutes, long enough to help disinfect the vehicle’s contact point,” Ford said in a statement.
Explained, this software warms the engine to a higher level, and the heat and fan settings operate at a high position. Then, the device automatically monitors interior temperatures until all passenger compartments reach optimal levels.
Ford’s belief that a temperature of 56 degrees Celsius can deactivate the Corona Virus is not without scientific basis. This figure is the result of Ford’s research in collaboration with Ohio State University.
“(The temperature could) reduce the concentration of (Corona) viruses by more than 99 percent on interior surfaces and the materials used in Interceptor Utility Police vehicles,” said Jeff Jahnes and Jesse Kwiek, supervisor of the microbiology laboratory at Ohio State.
Request for software installation in this police car was delivered to Ford in March. Ford engineers also agreed and coordinated with the New York City Police Department.
“For one moment, Police officers may take Corona Virus patients to the hospital. While other trips may involve residents who may not show symptoms,” he said.