Testing

The Way Nissan Tests Its Vehicles’ Durability Is Just Bizarre

Well, at least some of the ways are.

Nissan has justrevealed industry secrets about how the automaker tests its SUVs and CUVs andsome things are weird. Ever since the Nissan Qashqai wasintroduced in 2007, Nissan has performed over 150,000 tests to ensurethat the vehicles are up to the automaker’s standards. And some tests areextremely strange. For instance, the Nissan X-Trail, Juke and Qashqai have tobe able to play music at a high volume for 1,200 days using special tracks to cover a range of pitches and beats, including Mariah Carey and German House. Yeah…

Another test thebrand does is drop weights on the glass roof to ensure that it can withstand the weight of a brown bear. Other parts like the windows are opened and closedby robots at least 30,000 times per model, while volcanic dust from Japan isused to test against scratching and the durability of the electricwindow mechanism. Additional tests on the vehicles include running the windscreenwipers for 480 hours, deploying the right and left turn signals 2.25 milliontimes, testing over twenty driver seat variations for comfort more than 300times and ensuring that the interior can resists stains from every day items. Who knew Mariah Carey's music could be used for good?

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