Devices for Use in Defining and Measuring Vehicle Seating Accommodation
The devices of this SAE Standard provide the means by which passenger compartment dimensions
can be obtained using a deflected seat rather than a free seat contour as a reference for defining seating
space. All definitions and dimensions used in conjunction with this document are described in SAE J1100.
The devices described in this document are intended for applications concerning seated driver side or center occupant accommodation spaces only and are not to be construed as instruments which measure or indicate occupant capabilities or comfort. This document covers only one H-Point machine installed on a seat during each test. Certified H-Point templates and machines can be purchased from:
Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc.
400 Commonwealth Drive
Warrendale, PA 15096-0001
Specific procedures are included in Appendix A for second seat measurements in short-coupled vehicles and
in Appendix B for driver seat measurement of Cushion Angle.