The auto industry is facing tough competition and severe economic constraints. Their products need to be designed "right the first time" with the right combinations of features that not only satisfy the customers but continually please and delight them by providing increased functionality, comfort, convenience, safety, and craftsmanship. Based on t
ERGONOMICS CONCEPTS, ISSUES AND METHODS IN VEHICLE DESIGN. Introduction to Automotive Ergonomics. Engineering Anthropometry and Biomechanics. Occupant Packaging. Driver Information Acquisition and Processing. Controls, Displays and Interior Layout. Field of Views From Automotive Vehicles. Introduction to Field of View. Automotive Lighting. Entry and Exit From Automotive Vehicles. Automotive Exterior Interfaces: Service and Loading/Unloading Tasks. Automotive Craftmanship. Role of Ergonomics Engineers in the Automotive Design Process. ADVANCED TOPICS, MEASUREMENTS, MODELING AND RESEARCH. Modeling Driver Vision. Driver Performance Measurement. Driver Workload Measurement. Vehicle Evaluation Methods. Special Driver and User Populations. Future Research and New Technology Issues. Appendices.