Repetitive and Physical: 90 Years of Durability Testing

Repetitive and Physical: 90 Years of Durability Testing

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2014-10-24

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DETROIT (Friday, Oct 24, 2014) – In 18 months, a continuance group during General Motors’ Milford Proving Ground can put a automobile by an whole lifecycle. Durability tests are long, repeated and physically demanding.

“In 90 years, what hasn’t altered is that continuance contrast is physical,” pronounced Stephen Jenkins, director, Global Proving Ground Operations, Test Labs and Vehicle Material Engineering. “We can mathematically calculate how good a partial should reason adult underneath certain conditions, yet it isn’t until we get a motorist in a product and exam over and over again that we can be sure.
Here are some of a benchmarks a automobile contingency continue before a Milford continuance group will recover it for production.

  • 160,000 kilometres of patron use – a group drives a exam automobile adult to 40,000 kilometres, yet it is in such impassioned conditions that it represents 160,000 kilometres of patron use
  • Extreme tests – Belgian Block Loop, pothole drives, gibberish bumps, turn ditches, speed bumps and some-more are driven for whole days contrast several tools of a vehicle
  • Humidity chambers – Built in a late 1960s with new ones combined in a 1980s, each automobile is dripping in steam chambers. On countless occasions cars will go in these gnawing booths for hours during a time and continue high temperatures and humidity 

“We are always pulling ourselves to exam even a smallest partial of a automobile to safeguard that a whole product from a engine down to a screws and bolts are tough adequate to hoop a pushing a business need,” Jenkins said.

About General Motors in Canada

Headquartered in Oshawa, Ontario, General Motors of Canada Limited (GMCL) employs some-more than 9,000 people opposite a nation and is a famous personality in immature manufacturing.  GMCL markets a full operation of fuel-efficient Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles and associated services by Canada’s largest automotive play network. More information per GMCL models can be found during www.gm.ca, or by following @GMCanada on Twitter.  

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