Thursday, January 26, 2023
News Ford’s seat Robutt

Ford’s seat Robutt

Nope, that’s not a typo.

Most of us have been to Ikea. We’ve all purchased bedroom furniture, a sleeper sofa and some kind of kitchen tool. We’ve probably also all witnessed the scary, sometime unsettling chair testing machine enclosed in a clear plastic box.

That robot, as best as we can figure out, was designed to demonstrate how durable the chair was, and is. Like many I’m sure, this chair torture chamber has given me nightmares throughout my adult life but now, I’ve found a new, even more frightening seat torture machine, and just in time for Halloween.

Robutt

The apply named Robutt is a device used by the Ford Motor Company to evaluate a car seat’s comfort and durability. This is actually serious posterior science. The Robutt’s job is to recreate 10 years of wear and tear on a seat by cycling 25,000 times in and out of the perch. The test requires 3 weeks’ time or enough to send me to an early grave if I was forced to watch it do its thing for any length of time.

And if that wasn’t enough, Ford has another device, or metallic butt, that measures comfort. The bone chilling machine measures the seat cushion’s deflection and softness. But that’s not all. Ford’s got countless other medieval torment apparatuses in their durability torture chambers. I pray I never end up there, on purpose or accident.

If ghouls and goblins aren’t enough for you today, I dare you to watch the video! Be warned, graphic content included!

Trending Now

New York City is Cracking Down on Loud Cars

“Sound Cameras” have been installed throughout the city to detect cars that are too loud. Loud noises trigger a camera that takes pictures...

2024 BMW M3 CS Gets More Power, Sharper Handling, Less Weight

M3 CS gets M4 CSL motor and other tweaks CS takes M3 one step beyond Competition Think of this new 2024 BMW M3 CS...

Acura 2023 Lineup: Models And Changes Overview

The Acura NSX halo supercar and ILX sedan are gone. Acura Integra makes a comeback, hot-rod Type S variant on the way. No...

2023 Honda Accord From $37k in Canada

Latest Accord comes with Google built-in Offers hybrid and gas power The 2023 Honda Accord sedan is getting ready to arrive at dealers in...

Kia is still working on a mid-size pickup truck

For now, little is known about this new product. The turbodiesel drivetrain of the Mojave SUV makes it difficult for a North American...
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.