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Particulate matter: When the offender wants to play the saviour

The problem of particulate matter and its deadly potential is becoming more present in people's minds. The Korean car manufacturer Hyundai has recognized this and is coming around the corner with a new ventilation technology.

Contrary to the prevailing opinion, not all urban air pollution comes from vehicles and certainly not only from the exhaust. Electric cars also produce a fair amount of particulate matter, which each of us is forced to breathe in. Apart from heaters and fireplaces, the biggest source of particulate matter is abrasion when driving car tyres. Ironically, while vehicle manufacturers are partly responsible for and part of the problem, some manufacturers now want to protect their passengers from the devastating toxins. Hyundai uses three-point technology to significantly improve the indoor climate in the passenger compartment. 

The "After Blow" function removes the remaining condensation on the evaporator of the vehicles: a sensor dries the evaporator and the associated air duct. By interacting with the air conditioning system, this function cleans independently and at the same time ensures that the battery is not subjected to excessive stress during the process.   

The "Multi-Air" mode also breaks new ground. In addition to the standard ventilation sources in the passenger compartment, the Korean company has installed additional ventilation slots and nozzles in the new dashboards. According to Hyundai, this innovation is expected to revolutionize indoor climate in motor vehicles.   

Last but not least, attention is being paid to the particularly harmful fine dust particles. The sensor of the "Fine Dust Indicator" in the passenger compartment constantly measures the fine dust pollution of the order of PM 2.5. At a pollution level of 36 micrograms per cubic meter, the vehicles start cleaning the passenger compartment air on their own, while at the same time reducing the humidity. 

The Group plans to install the three technologies in all vehicles from Kia, Hyundai and Genesis.  The novel step from South Korea to transform the source of the problem of particulate matter into a partial solution at the same time is unprecedented and should remind competitors of their responsibility towards the health of the customer and their entire environment.