SAFETY RELATED ASPECTS OF HUMAN MACHINE INTERFACE REGARDING INVEHICLE ITS AND ELECTRIC VEHICLES
- 1 Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
The launch of electric vehicles and ITS initiated new challenges for design related ergonomics in the vehicles, especially in the field of Human Machine Interface (HMI). This research is motivated by the necessity for evaluation of current ergonomic and design solutions of contemporary vehicles. The presented study included a review of available literature and regulations, state of the art, as well as operational analysis based on detailed comparison between two vehicles. The assessment has been done between two existing vehicles of the same model, the first one powered by the internal combustion engine, and the other one powered by an electric engine. The information displays, vehicle controls and secondary vehicle controls of both vehicles were carefully analyzed and compared. The results of the study are presented as a source of preliminary understanding of the newly developed technology for designers, experts dealing with safety issues and other professionals.