Tuesday, April 22, 2008

A view on Vehicle construction and design

The Psychology in car manufacturing by tradition deals with questions of ergonomics, however since the 1980s new in-car devices and has associated latest infrastructure have emerged as a speedily growing field. An Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and the latest information systems are planned to support the driver in an apt, user-oriented way. According to the analyses of the driving tasks which drivers have to deal with, for example multiple tasks requiring divided attention, psychologists’ most important orientation in the design process are towards human requirements. This has defining the technical necessities, human-centered development and the usability of ADAS, the operability of Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI), behavioral adaptation and the risk compensation, approval of innovations, and the social impacts.

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