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Methods for Determining Unobscured Areas on Instrument Panels

1975-02-01
750359
This paper describes two methods for determining areas on the instrument panel that are visible through and around the steering wheel rim, hub, and spokes. Both methods are design tools that can be used early in the development of new instrument panels to insure that critical displays will not be obscured.
Technical Paper

Describing the Driver's Work Space: Eye, Head, Knee, and Seat Positions

1975-02-01
750356
The SAE Controls Reach Study provided the opportunity to obtain a considerable amount of driver work space data in addition to hand and foot reach. A side-view film recording was made of each test subject assuming a driving attitude and looking straight ahead. Of concern were locations for the driver's eyes, top of head, back of head, knee, and seat. These data were combined with other data previously reported to develop tools that will aid the designer in describing space and comfort requirements for seated drivers and passengers in automotive packages. Fixed-seat eye ellipses, head locations, shin-knee locations, and preferred seat positions are described.
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Driver Selected Seat Position Model

1984-02-01
840508
Data from fourteen driver workspace studies have been used to develop a two dimensional model which defines driver selected horizontal seat position as a function of chair height for various percentile accomodation levels. The tool is referenced to a manikin ball of foot point and can be used for design and/or checking purposes.
Technical Paper

ASPECT Manikin Applications and Measurements for Design, Audit, and Benchmarking

1999-03-01
1999-01-0965
The ASPECT (Automotive Seat and Package Evaluation and Comparison Tools) manikin provides new capabilities for vehicle and seat measurement while maintaining continuity with previous practices. This paper describes how the manikin is used in the development of new designs, the audit verification of build, and in benchmarking competitive vehicles and seats. The measurement procedures are discussed in detail, along with the seat and package dimensions that are associated with the new tool.
Technical Paper

Design and Development of the ASPECT Manikin

1999-03-01
1999-01-0963
The primary objective of the ASPECT (Automotive Seat and Package Evaluation and Comparison Tools) program was to develop a new generation of the SAE J826 H-point manikin. The new ASPECT manikin builds on the long-term success of the H-point manikin while adding new measurement capability and improved ease of use. The ASPECT manikin features an articulated torso linkage to measure lumbar support prominence; new contours based on human subject data; a new weighting scheme; lightweight, supplemental thigh, leg, and shoe segments; and a simpler, user-friendly installation procedure. This paper describes the new manikin in detail, including the rationale and motivation for the design features. The ASPECT manikin maintains continuity with the current SAE J826 H-point manikin in important areas while providing substantial new measurement capability.
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