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The Definition of a Common Eye Point for the Virtual Assessment of Truck Direct Vision Performance

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Accidents between vulnerable road users and trucks have been linked to the inability of drivers to directly see the areas in close proximity to the front and sides of the vehicle cab. The lack of direct vision is mitigated through the use of mirrors. The coverage requirements of mirrors are standardized in Europe. Direct Vision for trucks is not currently standardized in any way. Research by the authors identified key requirements for a Direct Vision Standard (DVS). Transport for London funded this work. This standard is now being applied in London, and a European version is in development. A key element of the definition of this standard was the application of DHM software to define a standardized eye point. This is used to create simulations of the volume of space to the exterior of the cab that a driver can see. Eye point definitions exist in standards for trucks, but the standards are defined in a manner which allows variability in the eye point location. This variability allowed some truck designs to gain an advantage over their competitors, leading to the requirement for a new definition for a common eye point. The paper describes the process that has been followed to define this eye point.

History

School

  • Design and Creative Arts

Department

  • Design

Published in

DHM2020. Proceedings of the 6th International Digital Human Modeling Symposium, August 31 – September 2, 2020

Pages

121-130

Source

6th International Digital Human Modeling Symposium 2020 (DHM2020)

Publisher

IOS Press

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© The Authors

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by IOS Press under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Licence (CC BY-NC). Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

Acceptance date

06/07/2020

Publication date

2020-09-30

Copyright date

2020

ISBN

9781643681047; 9781643681054

ISSN

2352-751X

eISSN

2352-7528

Book series

Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering (ATDE); 11

Language

en

Editor(s)

Lars Hanson ; Dan Högberg; Erik Brolin

Location

Skövde, Sweden and online

Event dates

31st August 2020 - 2nd September 2020

Depositor

Dr Steve Summerskill. Deposit date: 8 July 2020