If Mercedes-Benz can help it, you’ll never have to work in a disgusting car interior again. That’s because the German automaker’s 2014 S-Class features an Active Perfuming System in the glove box, designed to keep cabins smelling fresh and fantastic.
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Early last year, a study conducted by researchers at Queen Mary University in London found that car interiors are home to more bacteria than public toilets. Since then, the idea of developing a self-sanitizing car has kept automakers busy.
The biggest advancement, of course, came when Nissan announced that its new NV200 taxi cab would be trimmed in antimicrobial nonstick upholstery. Now, Ford is getting in on the action.
I’ve heard that auto trimmers can get sick from spray glue, rodent-infested interiors and even new-car smell – but this is an absolute first. Russia has apparently stopped 300 cars believed to be contaminated by last year’s radioactive leak at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant from entering the country. The cars are said to contain radioactive dust particles in their upholstery.