When a vehicle is put through the testing gauntlet, one of the most important tests is to see if it can handle extreme weather conditions. For Ford, that means using the company’s state of the art climate chamber to create conditions ranging from the heat of Death Valley to the frigid cold of the Arctic Circle.
The Ford Climate Chamber, which is located at the American carmaker’s Driveability Test Facility in Allen Park, Michigan, was first introduced to Ford’s testing program in 2010. This chamber has a range of abilities. It is capable of dropping the temperature down to -40 degrees Fahrenheit or raising it up to 130 degrees Fahrenheit. The chamber can also simulate the conditions at 12,000 feet above sea level or 280 feet below, while hitting the vehicle with winds up to 150 miles per hour. The humidity levels can even be changed, along with the intensity of UV rays, so engineers can see how the vehicle will wear down.
Because of the Ford Climate Chamber, we know that all of our vehicles are Built Ford Tough. Click here to see what happens in the chamber and stop in to Shults Ford of Harmarville today to see just how tough all of our Ford models are!