Some ask the question, “What’s the use of ergonomics if the automobile drives itself anyway?” The answer lies in the transition between driver attention and relaxed entertainment in the vehicle – because there shouldn’t even be a couple of seconds between the relaxed entertainment and the attentive driving phases. Professor Bengler and Christian Müller discuss the new tasks of ergonomics.
Prof. Bengler and Christian MüllerInterview
National OEMs often invent the most exciting solutions to ergonomic issues that arise in any market. Examples here are China, India and Japan, where the market conditions in each of these countries differ completely from one another – but the ergonomic challenges they face have much in common.
An article by Susanne Kiel Partner Manager und ergonomics expert at Human Solutions
BOMAG machines are heavy – and those who operate them really need to know what they”re doing. The main prerequisite is that every driver has perfect control of his machine. The standards state that as a minimum, but BOMAG often takes it a step or two further ...
A traditional industry is leading the way in sustainably increasing crop yields: Autonomous driving has long been a “fait accompli” in agriculture. Hardly anyone has a better idea of what the future holds in the way of technical possibilities than August Altherr of Deere & Company.
When a customer enters his (future) car, he expects a lot – and the brand must keep its promise, also in terms of comfort and safe operation. This is why ergonomics is a core competence for BMW.
Nowadays, submarine missions last for two to three months. Anyone who works in the tightest of spaces needs every available means of relief. Effective ergonomics concepts provide sufficient space and an optimum level of operability. The on-board ergonomics are tested with RAMSIS right from the outset.
If you want to see ergonomics in perfection, a trip to Austria is worthwhile. At KTM, the driving experience sets the tone. Since the company introduced RAMSIS, the honing of the riding experience begins before the first product sketch.
Clemson University’s Deep Orange program is extraordinary, because students start with their ideas and end up with a finished vehicle. Ergonomic comfort and safety are tested with RAMSIS.
The Formula Student is an international competition. It”s all about car racing – but it”s mainly race cars that are built. There are many ideas, but time is usually scarce and the budget is tight. That”s why the Esslingen racing team uses RAMSIS.
Interview: Felix Rathsack
In Airbus aircraft, space concepts for aircraft companies can be realized with very different business models – from economy to luxury class. The company uses RAMSIS in VR for its cabin ergonomics.
A new research project shows the deviations in vision, movement and perception that can occur from the age of 50. With RAMSIS VirtualAging, the results of these field studies can be transferred to industrial ergonomics analyses and the effects on normal driving situations – and that’s really worthwhile!
Article by Dr. Hans-Joachim Wirsching, Senior Manager Products & Projects at Human Solutions
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