Instant de-icing film
Developed by Dartmouth college professor Victor Petrenko through his company, Ice Engineering, PETD uses a thin film applied to an existing surface that can break the two strongest chemical bonds between ice and a surface with a brief burst of electricity. Such a device would nearly make the hated morning ritual of ice-scraping a thing of the distant past.
There's no news of when PETD will be available for vehicles, but you can bet Lexus is already eyeing it for the LS sedan's novel-like list of standard features.
[Source: Cnet via Slashdot via Engadget]
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