1985-12-01

Describing the Truck Driver Workspace 852317

ABSTRACT

This paper describes the philosophy and development of several functional anthropometric tools currently proposed for use in heavy truck workspace design. These functional tools are statistical models which describe the probabilistic location in heavy truck space of the body landmarks of populations of truck drivers with various percentages of males and females as a function of vehicle packaging parameters. Such tools provide the manufacturer with design flexibility to develop workspaces that maximize accommodation rather than restricting all manufacturers to one cab design dictated by design standards. Models in this paper were developed for truck driver populations with 50%/50%, 75%/25%, 90%/10%, and 95%/5% male to female ratios to enable design for a specific user group.

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