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1st Edition

Handbook of Automotive Human Factors

ISBN 9780367203573
Published June 19, 2019 by CRC Press
358 Pages 18 Color & 202 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Thanks to advances in computer technology in the last twenty years, navigation system, cabin environment control, ACC, advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) and automated driving have become a part of the automobile experience. Improvement in technology enables us to design these with greater flexibility and provide greater value to the driver (human centered design). To achieve this, research is required by laboratories, automobile and auto parts manufacturers. Although there has been a lot of effort in human factors research and development, starting from basic research to product development, the knowledge and experience has not been integrated optimally. The aim of this book is to collect and review the information for researchers, designers and developers to learn and apply them for further research and development of human centered design of future automotive technologies. Automotive human factors include psychological, physiological, mathematical, engineering and even sociological aspects. This book offers valuable insights to applying the right approach in the right place.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

Overview of Automotive Ergonomics and Human Factors: History of its practice and research and current issues

Ergonomics and human factors for making products and systems compatible with humans

Beginning of human-compatible automobile design: Physical load on the driver

Vehicle cabin design: Drivers with various body sizes

Instruments and displays

Riding comfort and fatigue

Vehicle interior environment

Driving tasks and non-driving tasks

Driver model and driving behavior measurement

Driving-assistance systems/automated driving systems

Elderly drivers

Positive aspects of automobile driving

Future of automobile ergonomics: viewpoint of service engineering for providing value to users

Ergonomic and Human Factors in Automobile Design and Development Process

Ergonomists' roles and responsibilities in automobile design and development

Surveys for understanding users in design stage

Driving behavior measurement

Comfort and quality

3.1. Occupant comfort during vehicle run.

3.2 Acoustic comfort

3.3 Cabin air quality

3.4 Visual environment of vehicle interior

3.5 Interior materials

Driver State

Driving fatigue, workload, and stress

Enjoyment generated by automobiles

Arousal level

Techniques for measuring/analyzing physical conditions

Driver and System Interaction

Mental Workload While Using In-Vehicle System

Interface of in-car information systems

Assessment of driver distraction

Interaction for driver assistance systems (human ADAS interaction)

Driver Behavior

Human characteristics related to driver behavior

Driving performance

Driver’s behavior models

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Motoyuki Akamatsu is a distinguished senior researcher at the Automotive Human Factors Research Center (AHFRC), a part of National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan. He was formerly the director of Human Technology Research Institute of AIST. He received a doctorate in administration engineering from Keio University in 1983, and has worked on automotive human factors for 30 years, and also has experience in other ergonomics and human factors fields. He has conducted many collaborative researches with automobile manufactures and related companies. Dr. Akamatsu has also worked in international standards for 15 years. He is as an expert in ISO/TC22/SC39/WG8.