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WATCH: Ford's Sweaty Butt Test

Ford’s robotic bottom simulates hot and sweaty drivers repeatedly getting in and out of their cars…

Yes, you heard right. Ford has been testing the durability of their car seats by using what they call a ‘Robutt’ Tester.

Most of us have experienced getting into a car when we’re a bit on the sweaty side. Perhaps after a hike, or an exercise class, or if you’ve ever had to endure a summer climate like Durban where humidity lives its best life.

Ford’s robotic bottom simulates hot and sweaty drivers repeatedly getting in and out of their cars to ensure the seats in new Ford vehicles continue to look good for years ahead.

“Cars are a part of our everyday lives, and at this time of year in particular, so is exercise,” said Florian Rohwer, development engineer, Body and Chassis Labs, Ford of Europe. “The ‘Robutt’ is a great way to check or seats will look good for years to come.”

Video via YouTube 

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