The optimization of Ford cars is going through ultra-complicated tests that require the use of robots in the most extreme versions.
We all know cars under normal and more ordinary conditions.
However, we must remember an important aspect, which is that car manufacturers sell our cars in every corner of the globe. For this reason they must be optimally tested at all temperatures and latitudes.
The same car that is sold in Italy can therefore be sold in very hot areas such as tropical ones, but also very cold areas such as Norway or Siberia.
For this reason, doing numerous tests is very important.
Ford has decided to use robots in order to test extreme conditions in order to highlight and make the engineers understand how to optimize the cars.
The use of human testers can in fact be dangerous and tiring, especially as regards the altitudes. And it is for this reason that Ford has decided to recruit 2 collaborators who only have chips and microchips inside their body.
Thanks to them altitude tests can be done many more times than a human realization.
The Ford division that observes these factors is located in Germany and precisely in Cologne. Its function is to guarantee motorists vehicles that are resistant to the most extreme conditions.
Safety protocols, such as the presence of oxygen cylinders and medical personnel on site, are essential.
The use of a robot system instead allows you to avoid these problems and also have a lighter heart.
In fact, each robot is able to operate at temperatures between minus 40 and plus 80 degrees at even extreme altitudes with different driving styles.
The robots are also equipped with legs that have the ability to press the acceleration, brake and clutch pedals. In the same way it will obviously be possible to change gear and also stop the engine.
Ford's tests are used and developed in Austria and Sweden and are in fact two of the most challenging locations to carry out leak tests on the car.
The robots also do not need to eat and do not need to take breaks as they do not feel tired. For this reason they can also be developed during the night in different climatic situations compared to the day (however also very rigid).
We will then see what will arise from this innovation in terms of technology and also of safeguarding the life of human tests.