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