Download PDF by Nikolaos Gkikas: Automotive Ergonomics: Driver-Vehicle Interaction

By Nikolaos Gkikas

ISBN-10: 1439894256

ISBN-13: 9781439894255

In the final twenty years, technological advancements have set new criteria in driver-vehicle interplay. those advancements impression the full lifecycle, from the instant a buyer enters a dealership to envision a potential motor vehicle, to the riding event in the course of the motor vehicle lifecycle, and the interplay with different street clients and amenities in position. it's such advancements, socioeconomic at the one hand, technological at the different, that make Automotive Ergonomics: Driver-Vehicle Interaction an enormous addition to the literature during this box.

The e-book explores the demanding situations in study and improvement of recent cars led to by way of fresh advances in thought and perform. Highlighting subject matters akin to Human-Machine interplay, complex motive force assistance structures, and the highly evolving topic of electronic human modeling and simulation in car purposes, the ebook covers:

  • Best practices and rising developments
  • Advances in energy educate technology
  • Ergonomics of electrical vehicles
  • Effects of motive force distraction, workload, and actual environments
  • Active protection systems
  • Navigation support
  • Vibration and noise perception
  • Health and security elements of driving

While this zone isn't new, many of the books on hand are both too basic or outdated. This e-book provides the newest advancements within the box of ergonomics and human elements and discusses their implications to the layout of recent and destiny autos, supplying you with the instruments you would like for innovation.

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1 Occupant Packaging as a Brand Differentiator In addition to the basic occupant package requirements, occupant packaging may be used as a vehicle or brand differentiator particularly within the premium segment of the automotive industry. Let’s examine this concept in more detail. 2), so that when the occupants (driver and passengers) approach the car, get in, get comfortable within the cabin and look out over the bonnet, their posture, environment and vision affords them a feeling of sportiness even before they start the car and move off.

Consequently, at the initial phase of the design process there is a strong temptation to focus on the aesthetics of the exterior design at the expense of functionality, as this may be viewed as an inhibitor to exterior design. There is also the feeling that the design can be subsequently modified to include the occupant packaging criteria. However, this philosophy of designing from the ‘outside in’ is significantly flawed, as it presents severe challenges to the vehicle development team, often with resultant compromises.

20). The ergonomist must ensure that any anthropometric data used to guide a design is as recent as possible. Within a population any changes in diet, healthcare, lifestyle, age profile, and so forth, may lead to rapid change in the anthropometric data of a population. Static anthropometry refers to the measurement of body dimensions taken with the body held in a number of standardised, defined static postures. Stature or sitting height would be such a dimension. So, by their very nature, anthropometric data are gathered from people in defined postures.

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