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Future Layouts for Driver Positions and Visual Information in Trucks (FUDVI)

Reference number
Coordinator VOLVO LASTVAGNAR AKTIEBOLAG - Group Trucks Technology, BF71321, AB2N
Funding from Vinnova SEK 3 000 000
Project duration November 2013 - June 2017
Status Completed
Venture Electronics, software and communication - FFI
End-of-project report 2013-02634eng.pdf (pdf, 6359 kB)

Purpose and goal

Established results - Driving postures & behaviors in different transport & driving situations - Internal & external influences on drivers´ sitting postures & behaviors - Benefits on work environment & safe driving from alternative placements of information - Use of driving simulators for evaluation of advanced concepts - Results valid for both medium-heavy & heavy trucks Excluded results - Prediction models for postures & positioning of visual information - Too large project content, access to truck drivers, continued driving simulator development, changed direction in project

Expected results and effects

Included - Driver position layouts with new technology - How drivers sit & move in different driving conditions - Virtual evaluation of driving - New standards for Camera Monitor Systems - Varied driver sizes in a profession in change Uniqueness - Simulation of city traffic - Combination of ergonomics & traffic safety - Knowledge to challenge layouts - Shorter lead-times from driving simulators - Facts to support experienced recommendations - Driver sizes relation to driver position & vehicle layouts - Studies of traffic systems with vehicle types, road users and traffic conditions

Planned approach and implementation

Phases - Detailed scope planning - Background studies - Research tools & questions - Explorative phase: product concepts & driving simulator - Changed direction: internal into external influences on driving postures & motion behaviors - Analysis tools for results Learnings - Hard to plan in advance - Cooperation industry & academy - Responsibility splits - Change of key person - Regular follow-up - Product development & applied science compared to scientific approaches of basic research - Dependencies among development of processes, concepts & methodology - Automated analysis

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Last updated 19 February 2020

Reference number 2013-02634

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