Saturday, April 25, 2009

Mini: Chameleon

A number of sources have revealed that Mini plans to début its first colour-morphing car in Singapore in June. The newest car in their range, which will be called the Mini Chameleon, will change colour according to weather conditions. So when it's raining the car will brighten up to improve visibility, but on a sunny day it turns to a light colour that can reflect heat and cool down the vehicle.

The Spanish company Payola Forlids are the people behind the 'FeintPaint' colour-morphing technology. The technology utilises tiny magnetic iron oxide particles that interact with a low grade magnetic field causing the space between the particles to change, and in turn causing the colour to adjust. According to the Payola Forlids site, the colour change will only take a seconds to occur.

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