HUMAN FACTORS CONSIDERATIONS IN LOCOMOTIVE CAB DESIGN

This report contains recommendations for the improvement of locomotive cab design from a human factors point of view. Observational data, interview findings, literature reviews, accident analysis and experimentation under simulated conditions served as a basis for formulating proposals for an improved work place (e.g. control of vibration, noise, microclimate and injury prevention),greater crashworthiness, and modifications in the design of displays and controls. The concept of a vigilance device which is sensitive to task-oriented attention has been developed. This device verifies whether the engineer's attention is directed toward advance block signals and intervenes when it is not.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Canadian Institute of Guided Ground Transport

    Queen's University
    Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • WILDE, GJS
    • Stinson, J F
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 178 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00324498
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CIGGT 80-9 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM