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Development of Van Driver Eye Ellipses*

This study was undertaken to determine to what extent the passenger car eye ellipses have applicability in van-type truck package design and to produce a new practical design tool, if necessary. Eye positions of van drivers were found to be distributed differently from those for passenger car drivers and from those obtained by the procedure outlined in SAE J941b, Motor Vehicle Driver's Eye Range. There were produced in this study, tables of parameter values that a van-package designer can use readily to position eye-location distributions in space as a function of the azimuth and elevation angles of many targets in the forward field of view. These tables are available upon request from SAE.