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Investigation of the Vehicle Usability for the Pregnant Women
Published May 19, 2010 by Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan in Japan
Event: JSAE Spring Conference
To improve the vehicle usability for the pregnant women passengers, we examined subjective evaluation by pregnant women. A self-administered questionnaire was completed by 198 pregnant women (average age: 29.7 ± 5.0) receiving care at Asahi Central Hospital, located in a suburban area of Chiba Prefecture in Japan. Most of the women (85.3%) indicted that they drove a car more than once a week and 90.0% of them continued driving after their pregnancy. With the subjective evaluation by pregnant women for vehicle usability, comfortable vehicle characteristics were proposed. Present study might be useful for improving the vehicle usability for pregnant women passengers.