New Infiniti M to feature ‘fresh air’ option
Dubai, October 26, 2009
The all-new 2011 Infiniti M, a leading Japanese luxury automotive brand, will be equipped with the option extra of a newly-developed climate control system that emulates the air of the natural environment.
Called Forest Air, the system avoids the air-conditioned artificiality of simple climate control set-ups by adding gentle breezes and optimising humidity, delivered at the temperature of the occupants’ choice, while reducing the possibility of unpleasant odors or pollen entering the cabin, said a statement.
“Infiniti looked to the forest for inspiration,” said an Infiniti Middle East spokesperson.
“We believe most people rank forest air as the cleanest and most refreshing. As such, it’s the ideal atmosphere to emulate and promote an overall feeling of wellness in a car’s interior, as well as helping keep the driver alert.”
The system offers exceptionally clean and refreshing air quality in nearly all driving situations, the spokesperson said.
Forest Air System is an umbrella term for several areas of technology, some new and some, such as the Plasmacluster air purifier, building on Infiniti innovations.
Instead of blasting air into occupants’ faces, the new M delivers a gentle breeze. Air from the instrument panel vents is modulated so it feels far more natural, making the whole cabin environment a more pleasant place to be.
Humidity control plays a part in the Infiniti M’s always-fresh interior. Air-conditioners are good at taking all the humidity out, making interior air very dry.
Forest Air System leaves a comfortable amount of moisture in the air, avoiding the dried-out feeling but without allowing the windows to fog up. The very precise humidity monitoring needed to achieve this is provided by exterior and interior sensors mounted at the top of the windshield.
For all this to work depends on a first line of defense to keep the bad air out, and the Infiniti M will have this, a statement said.
Again the system relies heavily on sensors – not just to close the air intakes when an odor outside is detected, but also to neutralize bad air already inside, such as tobacco smoke. Active control like this results in as oxygen-rich an interior as possible with low CO2 levels.
Allergens are effectively kept out of the cabin by a new filter in the air-conditioning system. The filter’s fibers are impregnated with natural grape-seed polyphenol that brings a remarkable rise in efficiency.
The effect of cedar pollen allergens, for example, is cut by 88 per cent compared to a regular filter, according to the statement.
Another ingredient in the Forest Air System is Infiniti’s Plasmacluster air purifier. Its stream of high-density ions is able to decompose the smells that cling to interior trim, down to barely-detectable levels.
Apart from this improved deodorizing function, the Plasmacluster is more effective now at inactivating bacteria, mold, viruses and allergens, the statement added. – TradeArabia News Service
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