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Hydra-Flex Seat: A New Kind of Ride for Truck Drivers
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1972 by SAE International in United States
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A review of the long-standing highway truck ride problem and conventional solutions emphasizes an increased usage of suspension seats to isolate the driver from predominant cab vibration.
A novel new suspension seat (Hydra-Flex) features an articulated linkage which conforms to similar kinematics as natural motion of the human body. Further, this linkage inherently provides an action which cancels the characteristic back-slapping motion of truck cabs.
Numerous inherent advantages over conventional designs of suspension seats are disclosed, and these features are attributed to the “bionics” principle which is involved.
CitationCarter, J., "Hydra-Flex Seat: A New Kind of Ride for Truck Drivers," SAE Technical Paper 720914, 1972, https://doi.org/10.4271/720914.
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