SAE 2014 World Congress & Exhibition

Technical Session Schedule

Tuesday, April 8

Human Factors in Seating Comfort
(Session Code: B303)

Room 116 B  9:30 a.m.

Designing vehicles with good ergonomics is one of the many factors needed to achieve high customer satisfaction. A basic source for comfort (or discomfort) lies in the vehicle’s seats. To design for seat comfort requires knowledge of the size of the driver, the structure of the seat, the position of the seat in the vehicle and the trip duration. Papers offers in this session could include topics such as seat back angle, vehicle packaging and trip duration.

Organizers - Jennifer M. Badgley, Lear Corp.; Clifford C. Chou; Bonita J. Thomas, Chrysler Corporation LLC; Marilyn Vala, Chrysler Corp.

Time Paper No. Title
9:30 a.m. 2014-01-0456
Analysis of Body Pressure Ratio for Evaluation of Automotive Seating Comfort
Se Jin Park, Seung Nam Min, Murali Subramaniyam, Dong-Hoon Lee, Heeran Lee, Dong Gyun Kim, Korea Res. Inst. of Standards & Science
9:50 a.m. ORAL ONLY
Package and Ergonomic Considerations for North American High Body Mass Index Population
Claudia P. Escobar, Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center Inc.
10:10 a.m. 2014-01-0462
Vibration Effect Investigation in Baby Car Seats and Automobile Seats
Se Jin Park, Seung Nam Min, Murali Subramaniyam, Heeran Lee, Dong Gyun Kim, Cheol Pyo Hong, Korea Res. Inst. of Standards & Science
10:30 a.m. 2014-01-1980
Human Modeling and CAE Based Subjective Seat Comfort Score Correlation
Vincent Laurent, Hyundai Motor Group; Christophe Then, IBIOS GbR; Gerhard Silber, IBIOS GbH
10:50 a.m. 2014-01-0461
Method for Subjective Long Term Seat Comfort Evaluation
Scott Allen Ziolek, Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center Inc.
A Consumer Utility Model of Automotive Seating Comfort: Discomfort, Comfort Character, and Expectations (Written Only -- No Oral Presentation)
Brian Pinkelman, Toyota Technical Center USA Inc.
Dashboard Reachability and Usability Tests: A Cheap and Effective Method for Drivers' Comfort Rating (Written Only -- No Oral Presentation)
Alessandro Naddeo, Nicola Cappetti, Universita Degli Studi Di Salerno; Orlando Ippolito, Fiat SpA
Research on Driving Posture Comfort Based on Relation between Drivers' Joint Angles and Joint Torques (Written Only -- No Oral Presentation)
Chuqi Su, Zhengzhong Chu, Wuhan University of Technology

Planned by Human Factors Committee / Automobile Body Activity