Print Email Facebook Twitter Computer-assisted ergonomic analysis for vehicle interior design Title Computer-assisted ergonomic analysis for vehicle interior design Author Punte, P.A.J. Oudenhuijzen, A.J.K. Publication year 2000 Abstract TNO Human Factors is involved in the process of designing and testing a new concept for driver workplaces in passenger cars, i.e. with a horizontally fixed driver seat and adjustable pedals, steering wheel and instrument panel. This new concept is intended to achieve an interior space and arrangement of instruments that supports the driver task and prepares the vehicle to serve as a mobile office. Additional benefits are increased safety and comfort. This design is based on the anthropometric data of North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. During this design process, the consequences of design decisions are evaluated using computer-assisted ergonomic analysis methods. Human modeling systems have been used to analyze sitting postures, visibility and reachability of instruments, as well as the outside view for the user population. Results of the ergonomic analysis were used to improve the new concept. During this process, the application of computer-assisted ergonomic analysis methods has shown to offer advantages compared to the use of physical mock-ups or prototypes of vehicle cabins. Digital analysis offers the possibility to take into account anthropometric extremes and future populations. Visualization of the product stimulated the exchange of information and discussion about the product and participation of designers, (future) operators and customers. Design errors causing serious ergonomic problems became quickly visible and the modification of the electronic model was much quicker in comparison with physical mock-ups or prototypes. Subject InformaticsAccident preventionAnthropometryBrakesComputer aided analysisDatabase systemsInformation analysisPassenger carsProblem solvingVirtual realityVisualizationDesign errorsHuman modeling systems (HMS)Ergonomics To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:401cc46c-7757-43cd-a1e8-e0df258dd5a9 TNO identifier 9883 Source Proceedings of the XIVth Triennial Congress of the Int.Ergonomics Ass. And the 44th annual meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society- San Diego: july 29-august 4, 2000 Proceedings IEA/HFES 2000- San Diego, 345-348 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.