How does Ford ensure their vehicles are “Ford Tough?” Part of it is done with ASI’s technology. Ford uses ASI’s vehicle automation kit to perform durability and misuse testing at their proving grounds in Michigan.
Every new vehicle made by any manufacturer is put through rigorous testing that equates to years of use. Some of this testing can put drivers in hazardous driving conditions - imagine driving down a pothole-filled road at 40 mph or worse for hours on end. Due to these conditions, autonomously controlled vehicles can maintain better test results and eliminate the risk of injury while putting more hours and miles on at a much quicker rate.
Check out WIRED’s article with Ford about ASI’s vehicle automation kit