Vehicle seat design : state of the art and recent development

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Abstract

Seats are one of the most important components of vehicles and they are the place where professional driver spend most of their time. For example, according to Occupational Outlook Handbook by United State Department of Labor, the truck drivers frequently work 50 or more hours a week. The truck drivers sit while they are driving their 50 hours per week. assuming four weeks vacation and one more for holidays, which is about 2350 hours driving time per year. Automotive seats, which are in contact with vehicle occupants, play an important role in improving the comfort and work environment of a driver and passengers. The improvement of automotive seating systems, particularly for the driver, has been the subject of intense interest for many years since a driver feels more fatigue than passengers. The paper describes a large variety of studies and up-to-date techniques developed for vehicle seats used by different type of transportation systems such as cars, trucks, tractors, trains and aircrafts. The objective of this paper is to review the state of the art of vehicle seat design.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the World Engineering Congress 2007 (WEC 2007) 5-9 August 2007, Penang, Malaysia
EditorsA.S. Mokhtar, E.J. Abdullah, N.M. Adam
PublisherFederation of Engineering Institutions of Islamic Countries
Pages51-61
ISBN (Print)978-983-43571-1-5
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Eventconference; WEC 2007, Penang, Malaysia; 2007-08-05; 2007-08-09 -
Duration: 5 Aug 20079 Aug 2007

Conference

Conferenceconference; WEC 2007, Penang, Malaysia; 2007-08-05; 2007-08-09
Period5/08/079/08/07
OtherWEC 2007, Penang, Malaysia

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