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Automotive Control Systems by Huei Peng, A. Galip Ulsoy, Melih Çakmakci

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5 Human Factors and Driver Modeling

It often is necessary to consider the human role (i.e., drivers and passengers) in the design of automotive systems. For example, this is evident in the discussion of passenger comfort as a key criterion for suspension design in Chapter 4. Human factors, also known as human engineering or human-factors engineering, consist of the application of behavioral and biological sciences to the design of machines and human–machine systems (Sheridan 2002). The term ergonomics is used as a synonym for human factors; however, it often is associated with narrower aspects that address anthropometry, biomechanics, and body kinematics as applied to the design of seating and workspaces. The terms cognitive engineering and ...

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