Microheat to Offer HotShot(R) Intelligent Windshield Cleaning Technology For Adaptive Motor Vehicles
DAYTONA, Fla., Feb. 6 -- Microheat, the first company to bring an intelligent heated washer fluid system to market, announced today that it will begin offering its HotShot(R) technology for use in vehicles retrofitted specifically for drivers with physical disabilities. The announcement was made in conjunction with the Conference of the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) in Daytona, held February 5-7, 2003. "HotShot will bring new levels of comfort, safer vision and mobility to drivers who, because of physical limitations, are less able to effectively clear their windshield of snow and ice, or bug splatter and road grime," said Emanuel Rosenzweig, vice president of marketing at Microheat. HotShot integrates into any vehicle's washer/wiper system to rapidly heat and distribute washer fluid -- even when the car and engine are ice cold. With HotShot, drivers can sit in the comfort and safety of their vehicles and, at the touch of a button, automatically clear their windshield of ice and snow in winter weather without scraping, or clean the smear caused by bug splatter and road grime in summer weather for a complete year-round solution. From a cold start, HotShot heats washer fluid to 145 degrees F in about 30 seconds. After the first spray, more heated fluid is distributed every 9-12 seconds to automatically clear windshields of ice, snow and frost. While driving, HotShot keeps hot fluid ready for immediate needs such as driving in bad winter storms, or when blinding glare caused by summer streaks would otherwise block a driver's clear view of the road. "Far too often, we hear people talking about life's limitations," Rosenzweig said. "Microheat believes it has solved the problems of clear vision for all drivers. HotShot is a natural fit for the mobility equipment industry in its efforts to provide the best, safest and most technologically- advanced products on specially-equipped vehicles." Microheat is a privately held company incorporated in 1998. Its worldwide headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in Farmington Hills, Mich. with support facilities in Israel and Russia. Microheat currently employs 100 people worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.microheat.com .