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Future Ford cars could capture condensation, produce drinking water

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Ford's prototype of On-the-Go H2O. It collects, filters, and pumps water into a faucet over the cupholders.

What kind of conveniences do you want in your future car? We're talking more than Bluetooth connection, or climate control, or even an autonomous car. How about a water dispenser that you don’t have to fill?

How would that work?

We’re glad you asked, because one of the inventors of a prototype, patent pending, of the On-the-Go H2O joined Stateside today. His name is Doug Martin and he’s a Powertrain Controls Engineer for Ford.

Listen above to hear Martin explain how a car could make potable water, and why he thinks this invention would be useful to car owners.

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