GM Engineers Discover Diapers Play a Big Role in Keeping Cars Warm

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Believe it or not, diapers could play a big part in keeping your vehicle warm this winter and in the future. When GM engineers test how snow affects their vehicles, like the 2015 Chevy Cruze, it can be a real challenge when you’re relying on Mother Nature’s schedule. Thanks to GM’s Vehicle Thermal Systems engineer Nicholas Jahn’s brilliant idea; GM engineers can make snow themselves using the powder inside of diapers. The material that gives diapers their absorbency is called sodium polyacrylate and it turns into a snow like substance when it gets wet. The substance can be reused anywhere and anytime of the year which allows the engineers to test the Cruze more and maximize the car’s heating capabilities. During the test, they sprinkle the sodium polyacrylate over the inlets, at the base of the windshield, to stop airflow from going in and then they crank up the heater. After some time they can see how much is being sucked into the system and design more efficient systems in the future! At Phillips Chevrolet we’re home of Illinois’ largest Chevy inventory and we have a large variety of 2015 Chevy Cruze’s in stock! Come on in today and take a test drive!