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Development of a method for subjective expert evaluation of the human driving geometry
2005 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The competition among car manufacturers is constantly increasing and all attributes of the car need to be thoroughly tested in order to attain a competitive quality. Many features of the car are nowadays taken for granted and ergonomics is one of these features. To ensure that all ergonomic requirements are fulfilled, evaluations of different features are performed. The main purpose of this thesis has been to develop a method for subjective expert evaluation of the ergonomics of the human driving geometry, which includes steering wheel, gear shift, parking break and pedals. The thesis work was carried out at the department of Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics at Volvo Car Corporation, Gothenburg. Subjective expert evaluations have been used at the department of Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics since 2003 and are done within eight fields: Controls, Vehicle Maintenance, Visibility, Ingress/Egress, Roominess, Flexibility and Versatility, Human Machine Interaction (HMI), and Luggage Compartment. Extensive gathering of information and methods for generating ideas have been used in order to attain the requested results. Ideas and concepts have been evaluated as the development of the method has progressed and the intended users of the method evaluated the preliminary result. The thesis resulted in a method for subjective expert evaluation of the ergonomics of the human driving geometry and includes a protocol, a test route and education of the expert group that will perform the evaluations in the future. The results of this thesis is instantly implemented at the department of Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics, with the purpose to evaluate and improve the ergonomic attributes of the steering wheel, gear shift, parking brake and pedals.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005.
Keyword [en]
Technology, Subjective Evaluations, Ergonomics, Driver Compartments, Cars, Steering Wheels, Gear Shifts, Parking Brakes, Pedals
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-58595ISRN: LTU-EX--05/167--SELocal ID: f2db0d6b-8483-491b-99ba-b946d4898e0fOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-58595DiVA: diva2:1031983
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Student thesis, at least 30 credits
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Ergonomic Design & Production Engineering, master's level
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Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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