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Automotive Design Advancements in Human Factors: Improving Drivers Comfort and Performance
- Special Publication
- ISBN 1-56091-785-7
Published February 01, 1996 by SAE International in United States
- 240 pages
Designing vehicles with good ergonomics is one of the main factors needed to achieve high customer satisfaction. With the increasing number and complexity of features available in automobiles, customers are demanding that they be easy and comfortable to use. This publication addresses a broad range of customer issues. The papers deal with the design, development, and evaluation of a variety of products and user requirements that must be addressed in today's vehicles. Contents include: lumbar support in auto seats: conclusions from a study of preferred driving posture; development of a new seating accommodation model; locating the pelvis in the seated automobile driver; ultrasonic sensing of head position for head restraint automatic adjustment; development of optical space-vision instrumentation; trends in the development of vehicle front lighting; distribution of automobile trip durations for studies of seat comfort; new reflection-type xenon headlamps using HID technology; and reaction forces of switches and push feeling