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Hyundai Looking at UV Light System for Disinfecting Cars

The ability of ultraviolet light (UVs) to kill viruses has unsurprisingly placed it on the front lines in the fight against the novel coronavirus. The Hyundai Group has just announced it’s looking at the possibility of using UV light to disinfect the interiors of tis vehicles. Simple dome lights could become a useful tool in the fight against Covid-19.

“HMG is about to use UV light sterilization technology on their vehicles,” reads a recent announcement posted on the automaker’s website. What’s more, “HMG is planning to develop an interior cabin light that also contains a sterilization feature.” A ceiling-mounted device could for example “sterilize the seats, floor mats, dashboard, and the steering wheel all at the same time."

See also: Coronavirus: How to Clean Your Car Interior Properly

In addition to making use of UV light, the company says it’s also looking at ways to remove pathogens in the air of the cabin.

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