CONTROLS REACH-THE HAND REACH OF DRIVERS

This report describes a series of three-dimensional boundaries beyond which it is confident that at least 95% of the drivers of the United States population can reach and operate a simple three-finger-grasped control. Consideration is given to a reach task when drivers are restrained by a nonextending shoulder belt and when they are unrestrained. The background data used to develop these boundaries were collected in the SAE Controls Reach Study in June-August 1971 in which over 250 subjects were measured in three test fixtures representing a sports car, passenger car and a heavy truck. Finger-grasped reach was recorded to 40 locations in front of the driver.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Hammor, D C
    • Maurer, D E
    • Razgunas, L
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133469
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #750357
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM