DESCRIBING THE DRIVER'S WORK SPACE: EYE, HEAD, KNEE, AND SEAT POSITIONS
The SAE Controls Reach Study provided the opportunity to obtain a considerable amount of driver work space data in addition to hand and foot reach. A side-view film recording was made of each test subject assuming a driving attitude and looking straight ahead. Of concern were locations for the driver's eyes, top of head, back of head, knee, and seat. These data were combined with other data previously reported to develop tools that will aid the designer in describing space and comfort requirements for seated drivers and passengers in automotive packages. Fixed-seat eye ellipses, head locations, shin-knee locations, and preferred seat positions are described.
- This report was presented at the Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition, 24-28 February, 1975 in Detroit, Michigan.
Society of Automotive Engineers485 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY United States 10017
- ROE, R W
- Publication Date: 1975
- Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 25 p.
- TRT Terms: Control; Driver performance; Drivers; Eye; Head; Location; Personnel performance; Position fixing; Seats; Vehicle design
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00084760
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 750356
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 10 1975 12:00AM