It is no secret that car manufacturers are using robots in their factories to increase operational efficiency. Ford is using robots to test its vehicles. Shelby & Miles are designed to test vehicles in challenging simulated conditions.
Ford’s Weather Factory is used to simulate a wide range of extreme conditions. The above mentioned robots can handle temperatures form -40C to 80C. They can be programmed to simulate different driving styles. As Ford explains:
The robot test driver’s legs extend to the accelerator, brake and clutch pedals, with one arm positioned to change gear and the other used to start and stop the engine.