H-Point Machine (HPM-II) - Procedure for H-Point Determination - Benchmarking Vehicle Seats
- Ground Vehicle Standard
Benchmarking is used to discover the design intent measurements for seating compartments in vehicles when these measurements are either unknown or are specified using differing measurement procedures.
This document provides the specifications and procedures to establish consistent measurements for benchmarking vehicle seating positions using the H-Point Machine (HPM-II1) described in SAE J4002 and the H-Point Design tool (HPD) described in SAE J4004. The HPM-II is a physical tool used to establish key reference points and measurements in a vehicle (Figure 1). The HPD is a CAD tool that aids in the benchmarking process (see Appendix A and SAE J4004).
|Ground Vehicle Standard||H-Point Machine (HPM-II) Specifications and Procedure for H-Point Determination—Auditing Vehicle Seats|
|Ground Vehicle Standard||Positioning the H-Point Design Tool—Seating Reference Point and Seat Track Length|
|Ground Vehicle Standard||Motor Vehicle Seat Dimensions|
Data Sets - Support Documents
The Human Accommodation and Design Devices Standards Committee is responsible for developing and maintaining SAE Standards, Recommended Practices, and Information Reports related to tools, models and procedures to create and improve the occupant package ergonomic layout of the vehicle's interior tools and procedures for consistent measurement of vehicle dimensions and seat dimensions taken during design, benchmarking, and auditing. The committee actively leads and works to have its standards adopted internationally. Participants in the SAE Human Accommodation and Design Devices Standards Committee include OEMs, suppliers, academicians, consulting firms, government, and other interested parties.