When you hear that GM engineers spent 210 days playing with Buick’s Intellilink infotainment system, you might think they were slacking off. That’s not the case.—they were working. In fact, it’s this extra effort that ensures the new system is free of bugs and glitches.
Now, we should explain: because of a special kind of testing method, these 210 days of use were condensed down into an actual week’s length of time. It should be noted this is not the kind sterile and irrelevant testing that doesn’t translate to the real world.
The test “replicates every module with which it interacts” and otherwise “simulates realistic everyday usage,” notes GM Authority. The kicker is, the approach does all this 30 times faster than normal usage.
The car is an environment in which consumers have a stronger need for smooth and uninterrupted operation. For instance, when you are headed down the road, you need to know where to turn immediately, not eventually. This is why GM engineers take testing so seriously.
Test drive a Buick today at Hutch Chevrolet of Paintsville, KY and find out why the Buick’s Intellilink system is the best in the industry.