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Handbook of Automotive Human Factors

1st Edition

Edited by Motoyuki Akamatsu

CRC Press

338 pages | 18 Color Illus. | 202 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780367203573
pub: 2019-06-25
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Improvement in technology enables us to design these with greater flexibility and provide greater valuable to the driver (human centered design). Research is required by laboratories, automobile and auto parts manufacturers. 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 goal of this handbook is to collect and review the information for researchers, designers and developers to learn and apply them for further study and development. This book offers valuable lessons to apply the right approach to the right place. Various chapters provide readers with discussions on: the history of automotive ergonomics, methodologies to understand the driver, experiences of sound design, discusses human centered design and the characteristics and modeling of the driver’s habits.

Key Selling Points:

  • Comprises up-to-date literature on human factors, e.g. ADAS, Automated driving, amenity, driver’s state, driver model etc.
  • Provides basic information for designing and evaluating current and future vehicles
  • Includes scientific findings and their practical uses

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

About the Editor

Motoyuki Akamatsu is a senior researcher at the Automotive Human Factors Research Center, which he founded 2015, 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 also has worked in international standards for 15 years. He is as an expert in ISO/TC22/SC39/WG8.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Social Aspects / Human-Computer Interaction
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety