Human factors variables such as noise level in the passenger compartment and ride quality at the driver's seat are measured in terms of the energy absorbed by the driver as the vehicle travels over a specified terrain profile at a specified speed. The vehicles are judgmentally evaluated by a sample of 23 drivers on 35 other human factor variables in the categories of adequacy of driver compartment; visibility; instruments; controls; steering, braking and shifting; and ride. Differences found among the vehicles are analyzed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the 6th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association and Technical Program of the 20th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors Society, July 11-16, 1976, at the University of Maryland, College Park.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Ergonomics Association

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    F-75 Paris 5e,   France 

    Human Factors Society

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    Santa Monica, CA  United States  90403
  • Authors:
    • Harris, W A
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  • Accession Number: 00156391
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1977 12:00AM