TSAM-Truck Driver Seating Accommodations Model 2003-01-0952
Driver positioning and seating-accommodations tool development started in the 1960s (Devlin & Roe 1968). Since that time, passenger car and heavy-duty truck workspace tools have developed to be important vehicle engineering processes. Passenger-car Driver Selected Seat Position research has continued as an ongoing SAE project. However, driver-positioning studies for heavy-duty trucks have not received equal attention. Consequently, this meta-analysis combines both passenger car and truck workspace tools as considerations for a heavy-duty truck driver selected seat position model. Discussion of occupant packaging applications during vehicle development focuses on experimental design and multi-dimensional packaging.