ford uses robots to test truck durability
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US-based automobile manufacturer Ford is using robotic technology in an industry-first initiative to meet demand for truck durability. The company’s engineers have developed a robotic test driving program – now in use at its Michigan Proving Grounds in Romeo – to meet demands that Ford trucks undergo ever more strenuous Built Ford Tough testing with greater frequency. “Some of the tests we do on our commercial trucks in North America are so strenuous that we limit the exposure time for human drivers,” said Dave Payne, manager, vehicle development operations. “The challenge is completing testing to meet vehicle development time lines while keeping our drivers comfortable. “Robotic testing allows us to do both,” he said. “We accelerate durability testing while simultaneously increasing the productivity of our other programs by redeploying drivers to those areas, such as noise level and vehicle dynamics testing.” The durability technology includes a robotic control module installed in the test vehicle that controls vehicle steering, acceleration and braking. The module is set to follow a preprogrammed course, and the vehicle’s position is tracked via cameras in a central control room and GPS accurate to plus/minus one inch. Should the vehicle stray from its programmed course, engineers have the ability to stop the vehicle, course correct as necessary, and restart the test. Onboard sensors can command a full stop if a pedestrian or another vehicle strays into the path. All North American Ford trucks must pass this battery of durability tests before they’re certified for customer use. Until now, testing speeds and repetitions for specific scenarios were limited due to restrictions placed on human drivers, who were allowed to drive certain rigorous courses only once a day. The use of robots now accelerates this testing, allowing an unlimited number of repeats until engineers are satisfied with the results. Robots also allow Ford to develop even more challenging durability tests to build tougher trucks. The engineers worked with Utah-based Autonomous Solutions to design and manufacture the software and components that enable autonomous, robotic operation of the test vehicle. “We’re very excited to work with Ford for autonomous vehicle testing,” said Mel Torrie, CEO of Autonomous Solutions. “The reliability, durability and performance enhancements we’ve developed with Ford will not only help them reach their safety and accuracy goals, but will also improve vehicle automation in other areas such as mining, agriculture and the US military.” Ford engineers designed and deployed the robotic technology with two goals in mind: protecting human drivers and engineering Ford trucks to be tougher than ever. “The goal here was not to develop a truly autonomous vehicle that can drive itself on city streets,” said Payne. “Our objective was to create a test track solution that allows for this type of intense testing that could take our vehicles to the most extreme limits of their engineering while ensuring the safety of all involved.” Source: TradeArabia News Service

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