GM uses Robotic ‘Ergo Chair’ to More Precisely Assemble Chevy Traverse

May 15th, 2014 by

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As one of the largest and most trusted new and used car lots in Cincinnati, we here at McCluskey Chevrolet have the great opportunity to sell vehicles to people on a daily basis. We love what we do here at the dealership, offering great deals to people and see them drive away happy in their newest vehicle. Whether it’s a car, truck, or SUV, whatever makes a person drive away with a smile, also puts a smile on our face. We encourage our customers to come to McCluskey with their wish-list and must-have list for what they want included in their new vehicle, and our dedicated sales team does everything they can to find a perfect match. Maybe color is the most important feature to you, or maybe you would rather drive the safest car on the road. Gas mileage seems important to everyone lately, and comfort is also a top choice. We understand that comfort can mean the difference between a great commute to work, or a terrible one -and luckily, so does Chevrolet.

Kelley Blue Book has just named the Chevrolet Traverse one of its 12 Best Family Cars of 2014. The reason? The “ergo chair” which allows special features to be included in the third row of the SUV. Not only is the seat comfortable, but roomy enough to seat three adult passengers, and advanced enough to offer safety systems, lights, coat hooks, infotainment, and climate control for each of those adult passengers. The “Ergo Chair” is a device built by GM that includes groundbreaking ergonomic technology that allows GM team members to be moved to each spot in the vehicle to fulfill their vehicle assembly responsibilities.

While this explanation may seem confusing, the idea is rather simple. The precise chair moves the assembly worker into the vehicle controlled by a robotic arm, where the worker can complete the job comfortably and perfectly. The technology behind the chair is pretty great, and is definitely something we are happy has been incorporated into the making of the Traverse.