Title: Interior space in heavy-duty truck cabs

Authors: M. Takato, K. Matsumoto, T. Hakozaki

Addresses: 5th Design Division, Hino Motors Ltd, Hino-shi, Japan. ' 5th Design Division, Hino Motors Ltd, Hino-shi, Japan. ' 5th Design Division, Hino Motors Ltd, Hino-shi, Japan

Abstract: Heavy-duty trucks are often required to incorporate in their cabs sufficient sleeping space to enable the crew to take a rest during long hours of driving. In addition, space must be provided for the driver to move freely inside the can from his seat to the bed. The cab of a heavy-duty truck must have a spacious area for the crew|s comfort and convenience. With a view to improving the comfort of this particular area, the authors have analysed the movements of the driver inside the cab based on a survey of trucks operating on the road.

Keywords: bed width; comfort range; heavy-duty trucks; human engineering analysis; interior cab space; truck cabs; vehicle design.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.1983.061323

International Journal of Vehicle Design, 1983 Vol.4 No.4, pp.430 - 441

Available online: 25 May 2014 *

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