Biometric Information-Based Optimization of Driving Seat Position to Promote Safe Driving Behavior
Authors: Kyonaka Baba, Kazunori Kaede, Keiichi Watanuki
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to propose appropriate adjustment values for individual drivers to promote safe driving behavior by adjusting the driving seat of a car. In this experiment, we focused on the impact on drivers while changing the front and back position of the seat, which is considered important for safe driving behavior, and experimented by paying attention to the movement of the right leg that operates the pedal. We attempted to discover the relationship between them. As a result, no significant difference was observed between the pedal switch time during emergency braking and the amount of right leg movement required for pedal switching obtained from the front and back position of the seat and the movement of the right leg. Therefore, it is considered that the front and back position of the driving seat does not affect emergency braking operation in safe driving behavior.
Keywords: Automobile, Driving seat, Abrupt braking
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