SAFETY AND ECONOMY IN STANDARDISATION
Vehicle designers have almost a free hand in deciding the layout of controls for such things as turn indicators, windscreen wipers, lights and horn which a driver uses frequently. As a result, controls operated by the right hand in one vehicle are located for left hand operation in another. With many drivers frequently changing from one vehicle to another there is hesitation and confusion in signalling causing unsafe situations. Standardisation of position of controls would eliminate this problem. Standardisation of components would also reduce costs of production and maintenance. /Author/TRRL/
- From the Papers of the Society of Automotive Engineers, Australasia, National Convention, Hobart, 1978.
Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
- Morcom, R R
- Publication Date: 1978
- Pagination: 7 p.
- TRT Terms: Conferences; Control; Control devices; Costs; Design; Drivers; Horns; Inspection; Instrument panels; Location; Motor vehicles; Nearside; Offside; Safety; Standardization; Turn signals; Vehicle design; Vehicles; Windshield wipers
- ITRD Terms: 1057: Air transport network; 8525: Conference; 3874: Control; 224: Cost; 1368: Dashboard; 9011: Design (overall design); 1366: Horn; 9061: Location; 9053: On the left; 9051: On the right; 1665: Safety; 9075: Standardization; 1320: Trafficator; 1575: Vehicle inspection; 1301: Windscreen wiper
- Subject Areas: Design; Finance; Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment; I91: Vehicle Design and Safety;
- Accession Number: 00188300
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
- Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
- Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM