Automotive Ergonomics: Driver-Vehicle Interaction by Nikolaos Gkikas

By Nikolaos Gkikas

In the final two decades, technological advancements have set new criteria in driver-vehicle interplay. those advancements influence the whole lifecycle, from the instant a shopper enters a dealership to envision a potential motor vehicle, to the using event throughout the car 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 a tremendous addition to the literature during this box.

The booklet explores the demanding situations in study and improvement of recent cars caused through contemporary advances in concept and perform. Highlighting themes 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 security systems
  • Navigation support
  • Vibration and noise perception
  • Health and safeguard features of driving

While this zone isn't really new, many of the books to be had are both too normal or old-fashioned. This booklet provides the most recent advancements within the box of ergonomics and human elements and discusses their implications to the layout of recent and destiny cars, providing you with the instruments you would like for innovation.

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As with any introduction to ergonomics, it is very important to note that the central philosophy of the discipline is to fit the product to the user, and not the user to the product. Thus, in the automotive setting, we do not want the driver to adapt to a compromised, poor design, but instead we must design a vehicle to meet his or her needs and capabilities. 2 THE AIMS OF OCCUPANT PACKAGING Let us start with the driver in a logical progression of interaction with the vehicle. Firstly, as he/she approaches the vehicle, he/she must be able to get in easily.

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Clearly the challenge of being user centred and designing to accommodate a large population is difficult; we must consider the physical human differences that result from age, gender, nationality, ethnicity, changes over time, lifestyle, and so forth, when designing our vehicles. How do we measure these differences? We focus on anthropometric data. It is time for another definition: simply put, anthropometry is the measurement of body dimensions. 20 Measurement of ‘sitting height’. provided critical guidance to ergonomics and design.

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