EFFECTS OF PASSIVE RESTRAINT SYSTEM DESIGN ON HORN CONTROL LOCATION AND THE LOCATION AND OPERABILITY OF STALK-MOUNTED CONTROLS
The study was developed to assess possible effects of wheel-mounted passive restraint systems upon control and display locations and to determine the current status of stalk-mounted, multi-function controls and their operability. Experiments using more than 3030 drivers indicated significantly slower reaction times were to be expected for stalk-mounted horn controls or headlight dimmer controls. Interviews with nearly 400 drivers of foreign automobiles were analyzed in terms of various stalk control configurations. It was concluded that despite the apparent overabundance of stalk control configurations insufficient data are available to support standardization recommendations at this time.
Essex Corporation303 Cameron Street
Alexandria, VA United States 22314
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Publication Date: 1974-9
- Pagination: 84 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Constraints; Horns; Passive restraint systems; Reaction time; Steering wheels
- Old TRIS Terms: Passive protection devices
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00080660
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: 3481-1F Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-120-3-679
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Mar 6 1975 12:00AM