Automotive Ergonomics

Automotive Ergonomics

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This important book focuses on the role of human factors in the design and use of automobiles. It should review current knowledge of human characteristics as related to passenger car design and thus serve as a basis for new car design and design evaluation. Comprehensive and accessible, the book is organized around the following themes: human capabilities and limitations in car design - anthropometry, biomechanics, human vision, motorskills, and cognition; the physical aspects of car design - occupant packaging', entry and egress, seating, luggage loading, occupant protection, thermal environment; informational aspects of design - displays and controls, HUDS, icons, warnings, vehicle lighting and sounds; and special topics such as driving performance models, driver workload, older drivers, and computer-aided ergonomic design. It is aimed at automotive designers, government agencies concerned with car passenger transport issues and the ergonomics research community.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 485 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 884.5g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748400052
  • 9780748400058

Table of contents

Navigation, Jonathan F. Antin Models that simulate Driver Performance with Hand Controls, Arthur C. Graesser and William Marks Visual Aspects in Vehicle Design, Christine M. Haselgrave Age, Display Design and Driving Performance, Daniel Imbeau, Walter W Wierwille and Yves Beauchamp Modelling the Human Equipment Interface, K. H. E. Kroemer Occupant Protection, Mark R. Lehto and James P. Foley Computer aided Ergonomics Design of Automobiles, J.M. Porter, K. Case, M.T. Freer and M.C Bonney Occupant Packaging, R. W Roe Unintended acceleration: Human Performance Considerations, Richard A. Schimdt The Older Driver and Passenger, David B.D. Smith and Najmedin Meshkati Role of Expectancy and Supplementary Cues for Control Operation, Walter W Wierwille and John McFarlane Visual and Manual Demands of In-Car Displays, Walter W Wierwille.show more