DRIVER HEAD AND EYE POSITIONS

RESULTS OF PREVIOUS SAE DRIVERS' EYE-LOCATION STUDIES HAVE BEEN USED TO DEVELOP A FIXED SEAT EYELLIPSE AND CONTOURS THAT DESCRIBE DRIVERS' HEAD LOCATIONS. CENTROID DATA FROM THESE AND OTHER EYE-LOCATION STUDIES ARE USED AS A MEANS OF LOCATING THE SAE EYELLIPSE ACCORDING TO SEAT BACK ANGLE. PART I COMPRISES THE DISCUSSION OF THESE DATA. STUDIES RECENTLY COMPLETED PROVIDE DATA ON DRIVERS' EYE LOCATIONS FOR VARIED VEHICLE PACKAGES RANGING FROM SPORTS CARS TO HEAVY TRUCKS. THE RESULTS ARE SUMMARIZED IN PART II AS A SERIES OF TABLES. WHICH INCLUDE STATISTICAL DEFINITIONS OF TANGENT CUTOFF EYELLIPSES. PART III OF THIS REPORT DESCRIBES A METHOD FOR POSITIONING A FIXED SEAT EYELLIPSE ACCORDING TO SEAT BACK ANGLE. A METHOD IS ALSO SHOWN FOR MEASURING HEADROOM RELATIVE TO SEAT BACK ANGLE. /SAE/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Hammond, D C
    • ROE, R W
  • Publication Date: 1972

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  • Accession Number: 00221673
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Sae Journal of Automotive Engineering
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 9 1972 12:00AM