Always follow your nose.
From synthetic materials, textiles, leather and wood up to paint, waxes, natural fibres and rubber – the Mercedes-Benz olfactory experts are responsible for making decisions on all the materials used for the interior of a new car. Just like in a love affair, it is the sense of smell in a new car which plays an important role in the feeling of well-being and comfort. Claudia Schempp is a member of the Mercedes-Benz “nose team” for production and material technology. For 25 years she has been analysing the smell emitted by all the materials and components installed in the interiors of the cars.
Her measuring device is her own nose and the 47-year-old can really rely on it. “That is an acquired art, not a natural talent,” laughs the trained chemical-technical assistant.