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Ford reveals robotic rear end
    2017-11-01  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

Car manufacturing company Ford has implemented a new robotic tool for testing backseat quality and comfort.

The robot was developed to help engineers at the company test the wear and tear* that comes with 10 years of driving a new car.

It has the ability to sit on a car seat 25,000 times in three weeks, mimicking* the effect of a decade of use.

“The robot was created to move like a human bottom and perfectly simulate how drivers and passengers get in and out of their car seats,” the company said.

Engineers at the company first had drivers sit on pressure maps to determine what they called a “perch pattern.” They then had the Robutt replicate common positions drivers sat in. This experiment helped them learn how their seats held up after a decade of use.

The Robutt was designed to replicate the effect of an average-sized large man sitting on a car seat.

Ford durability* engineer Svenja Froehlich said: “From the first moment we get into a car, the seat creates an impression of comfort and quality. Previously, we used pneumatic cylinders* that simply moved up and down. With the Robutt, we are now able to replicate very accurately how people really behave.”

Froehlich said her team focused on how people entered and exited their cars and what these motions do to a seat over time.

(SD-Agencies)

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