Ever wonder how often the average car door is closed in 10 years? About 45,000 times. Many of those closures, as parents can attest, are harder than your average slam.
Daily life is tough on doors. With durability as a core principle, Nissan engineers its vehicles to withstand tough duty cycles.
At Nissan Technical Centre North America (NTCNA) in Michigan, it’s Mrs Doorboto, also known as Rosie, who is the door-slammer-in-chief.
Rosie is a 1.5-ton door-durability robot, and in just three days, without need of a coffee break, she opens and closes a door as often as a typical customer would in 10 years.
While it may be a rough life for a car door at NTCNA, this rigorous testing ensures top quality and durability for Nissan customers.
And for that we should say, “Domo arigato, Mrs Doorboto.”