MAN-MACHINE INTERFACE IN THE URBAN CLEAN AIR CAR DESIGN

With today's concern for both environmental protection and consumer safety, no single product is so important in both areas as the automobile. Recognizing this fact, a team of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students is currently engaged in the design and construction of a steam-powered entry for the 1973 Urban Clean Air Car Competition. As Human Factors Engineers on this project, the authors have addressed themselves to major human factors aspects of the man-vehicle interaction, namely the instrument panel. Empirically-established principales involving display-control compatibility, population stereotypes, and spatial relationships were incorporated into the design, resulting in a viable and efficient configuration for the proposed vehicle. Aspects of the design, to be presented in the paper, are readily adaptable to present passenger vehicles. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Human Factors Society

    Pretoria South Africa
    ,   United States 

    Human Factors Society

    1134 Montana
    Santa Monica, CA  United States  90403
  • Authors:
    • Liuzzi, F
    • Riccio, R
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1973-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 136-140
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 17

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099323
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM