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Automotive Ergonomics

Driver-Vehicle Interaction, 1st Edition

Edited by Nikolaos Gkikas

CRC Press

194 pages | 69 B/W Illus.

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In the last 20 years, technological developments have set new standards in driver-vehicle interaction. These developments effect the entire lifecycle, from the moment a customer enters a dealership to examine a prospective vehicle, to the driving experience during the vehicle lifecycle, and the interaction with other road users and facilities in place. It is such developments, socioeconomic on the one hand, technological on the other, that make Automotive Ergonomics: Driver-Vehicle Interaction an important addition to the literature in this field.

The book explores the challenges in research and development of new vehicles brought about by recent advances in theory and practice. Highlighting topics such as Human-Machine Interaction, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, and the hugely evolving subject of digital human modeling and simulation in automotive applications, the book covers:

  • Best practices and emerging developments
  • Advances in power train technology
  • Ergonomics of electric vehicles
  • Effects of driver distraction, workload, and physical environments
  • Active safety systems
  • Navigation support
  • Vibration and noise perception
  • Health and safety aspects of driving

While this area is not new, most of the books available are either too general or out of date. This book presents the latest developments in the field of ergonomics and human factors and discusses their implications to the design of modern and future vehicles, giving you the tools you need for innovation.


"It will be useful for practicing automotive engineers, particularly those who are not familiar with the field."

—Prof. P. K. Mallick,University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA

"… provides a good introduction to key aspects of vehicle design and use from a human factors (ergonomics) perspective. Established ergonomic experts present the underlying issues and industry standard procedures clearly and authoritatively. This book therefore provides an excellent entry point for the inexperienced and a handy reference for those who may already be familiar with some of the issues covered."

—John Richardson,Loughborough Design School, Loughborough University, UK

Table of Contents

Automotive Ergonomics: 20 Years On, Nikolaos Gkikas

Digital Human Modelling (DHM) in the Automotive Industry, Bryan Beeney and Julie Charland

Are You Sitting Comfortably? A Guide to Occupant Packaging in Automotive Design, Paul Herriotts and Paul Johnson

IVIS, ADAS, OODA: Joining the Loops, Nick Reed

Ergonomics Issues with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Mark S. Young

Human Response to Vehicle Vibration, Neil J. Mansfield

Thermal Environments and Vehicles, Simon Hodder

Driving Posture and Healthy Design, Diane Elizabeth Gyi

The Essential Realism of Driving Simulators for Research and Training, Andrew Parkes

Human–Machine Interaction (HMI) in the Time of Electric Vehicles, Nikolaos Gkikas

Author Index

Subject Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mobile & Wireless Communications