DRIVER ANTHROPOMETRY AND VEHICLE DESIGN CHARACTERISTICS RELATED TO SEAT POSITIONS SELECTED UNDER DRIVING AND NON-DRIVING CONDITIONS

A sample population of 51 male and 57 female subjects ranging in age from 18 to 78 years was assembled and tested in six different vehicles for preferred seat positions under non-driving and driving conditions. Volunteer subjects were selected by age, stature, and weight criteria in order to match the U. S. adult population to the extent practical. Preliminary analyses of these data suggest that on a total sample basis there is little difference between seat positions selected under non-driving and driving conditions, but that individuals may show significant differences. The small differences in group mean positions observed in this study may be due to a seat belt and/or an initial seat position factor. Post-drive seat position results were analyzed in a variety of ways to identify factors that may influence a person's preferred seat position.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From the February 26-March 2, 1979 Meeting.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Schneider, L W
    • Anderson, C K
    • Olson, P L
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00301496
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 790384
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 27 1979 12:00AM