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A Method for Measuring the Field of View in Vehicle Mirrors
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published March 03, 2003 by SAE International in United States
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A new method is presented for physically measuring drivers' field of view in rearview mirrors. A portable coordinate measurement apparatus (FARO Arm) is used to measure the mirror locations, contours, and curvature. Measurements of the driver's head and eye locations while looking into each mirror are also made. Raytracing is used to map the two- or three-dimensional field of view in each mirror. The method differentiates between monocular, binocular, and ambinocular fields of view, and can account for head movements. This method has been applied to passenger cars, light trucks, and heavy trucks to document how drivers aim their mirrors during normal use.
|Ground Vehicle Standard||Recommendations of the SAE Task Force on Headlamp Mounting Height|
|Technical Paper||Driver Head and Eye Positions|
|Ground Vehicle Standard||Truck Driver Stomach Position|
CitationWay, M. and Reed, M., "A Method for Measuring the Field of View in Vehicle Mirrors," SAE Technical Paper 2003-01-0297, 2003, https://doi.org/10.4271/2003-01-0297.
SAE 2003 Transactions Journal of Passenger Cars - Mechanical Systems
Number: V112-6; Published: 2004-09-15
Number: V112-6; Published: 2004-09-15
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