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1. (WO2018041890) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REDUCING SOILING ON A VEHICLE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/041890    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/071755
Publication Date: Fri Mar 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Aug 31 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B62D 35/00
Applicants: JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED
Inventors: OSBORNE, Matthew
TURNER, Ross
LAWRENCE, Rob
SCHEMBRI PUGLISEVICH, Lara
Title: APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REDUCING SOILING ON A VEHICLE
Abstract:
Embodiments of the present invention provide a vehicle comprising a spoiler and a method for reducing soiling on the rear of the vehicle. The spoiler comprises a channel to direct airflow from the top of the vehicle to underneath the spoiler. The directed airflow forms a vortex which rotates down the rear surface of the vehicle, then upwards towards the spoiler. The rotation of the vortex may further reduce soiling of the rear of the vehicle.