April 4, 2009
Chameleon Mini Cooper changes colors faster than the weather
MINI will be debuting its first color morphing car in Singapore this June. Named the Mini Chameleon the car changes color according to weather conditions. For example, on a rainy day, the car’s paint brightens to improve visibility while on a sunny day, it lightens to reflect heat and cool down the vehicle. The car gets its color morphing capability thanks to a special paint treatment technology called FeintPaint developed by a Spanish company. The paint has tiny magnetic iron oxide particles which react to changes in the magnetic field and change color in seconds. I can only imagine parking one along with others only to find out that all have the same color on a sunny day.
Note – Not much about this on the Internet, hope it is not one of those fancy April fool pranks.