Ford’s new cheeky robot is testing car seats
03 November 2017
A robot – nicknamed “Robutt” – has been created to move like a human bottom and perfectly simulate how drivers and passengers get in and out of their car seats.
Using pressure maps, Ford engineers established a “perch pattern” that enables them to test the wear and tear of materials in a car seat.
“Robutt” is based on an average-sized large man and simulated ten years of driving in three weeks – sitting down and getting up around 25,000 times!
This test is now being rolled out to all Ford vehicles in Europe.
Video courtesy of Ford Europe