Here at Foresight we expect great self-repair abilities from advanced nanotechnology, but even today some simple forms of nanoscale self-repair are on the way. Nanowerk reports:
The aerospace and automotive industries are frontrunners in researching and employing nanotechnology. Visions of “nano in cars” range from contributions towards CO2-free engines, safe driving, reduced noise, self-healing bodies and windscreens, “chameleon” colors, and a self-forming car body. For now, self-healing in anticorrosion coatings is one of the more short-term achievable goals.
Recently I came out to my car and it had a dent from someone who had run off without leaving a note. It will be great when those things disappear on their own. —Christine