- The driver’s seat should be vertically and horizontally adjustable and have adjustable lower back support and adjustable springs. The controls for adjusting the seat must be easy to operate.
- The steering wheel should be no more than 460 mm in diameter and be adjustable along the axis of the steering column. Its angle of inclination should also be adjustable.
- The pedals should be within easy reach for small and tall drivers alike. They should have equal angles.
- The dashboard should have easy to read displays which are arranged according to functions and frequency of use. It should be easy and safe to operate all manual controls, especially emergency controls.
- Big and small drivers must be able to enter and leave the working space easily, and effective heating and cooling systems should be provided for the cab.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
DOES TRIMET MEET MINIMUM STANDARDS OF ERGONOMICS?
Bus compartments are often uncomfortable, inflexible, and exposed to the elements which makes them too hot or too cold. No allowance is made in the design for drivers of different height or weight. The ideal cabin design should include the following: