Quantitative Method for Estimating Driver Eye Height

The issue of what drivers can or cannot see while operating their vehicle is critical for avoiding roadway hazards. One factor is eye-height, which although varies between individuals, is often not available to measure directly. The authors present a method of calculating driver eye-height using an anthropometry dataset as well as vehicle specifications obtained from online resources. In this study, participants sat in various passenger vehicles and had their seated eye-height measured, which was then compared to their calculated eye-height. Results suggest that the methodology is accurate for larger passenger vehicles, though it slightly underestimates driver eye-height for smaller passenger vehicles. Implications for these results, as well as directions for future studies are discussed in the paper.


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  • Accession Number: 01708811
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 24 2019 5:15PM