HUMAN FACTORS CONSIDERATIONS IN THE DESIGN OF TRUCK LIGHTING, SIGNALING, AND REARVIEW MIRRORS
This analytical research dealt with human factors considerations in the design of truck lighting and signaling, and rearview mirrors. The analyses began with describing the relevant differences between cars and trucks in terms of the vehicles and the operating environments. Next, the potential functional implications of these differences were discussed. That was followed by brief descriptions of potential countermeasures to the problems. Finally, research topics that address the problems and the potential countermeasures were outlined.
- Sponsoring agency: Great Lakes Center for Truck Transportation Research, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute2901 Baxter Road
Ann Arbor, MI United States 48109-2150
- Sivak, M
- Ensing, M
- Publication Date: 1989-5
- Features: References; Tables;
- Pagination: 29 p.
- TRT Terms: Countermeasures; Design; Ergonomics; Headlamps; Human factors; Problem identification; Rear lighting; Rearview mirrors; Signal lights; Signals; Trucks; Vehicle lighting; Vehicle safety
- Old TRIS Terms: Rear lights; Vehicular safety
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Motor Carriers; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment; I91: Vehicle Design and Safety;
- Accession Number: 00608570
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: UMTRI-89-9, HS-040 857
- Contract Numbers: DT0S-88-G-0005
- Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: May 31 1991 12:00AM