Feb 1st, 2008 by RJ Menezes
Toyota Motor Co. has made an announcement that it has developed what it calls the world’s first anti-mite allergen seat fabric. The new seat fabric contains what Toyota calls an “anti-allergen agent that envelops approximately 98 percent of the mite allergens that settle on a seat’s treated surfaces.”
This is great news for allergen sufferers. The cloth will help control all the unwanted passengers. This is the first time in history that an automaker has developed technology that controls the microscopic critters. Toyota says the mite allergens “accumulate on a vehicle’s seats after transfer by clothing and can be forced into the air, or otherwise become unsettled, due to movement by vehicle occupants or other factors.”
Toyota says the fabric will first be offered on models in Japan, and in the “near future.” This of course means that it will also eventually come to other markets. This type of technology seems to trickle down in it’s infancy and eventually mature as a range-wide feature. Look for it in future Toyota vehicles here in the states.