Experts Working on cars to suit our Body Type


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ARAI To Generate Anthropometric Data For Indian Drivers.

Ever get the feeling that your car has not been designed for you ? Be it the seat specification,the legroom or the headroom-the excitment of driving is soon swept aside by design triats that leave you feeling a 'misfit" in your vehicle.

With this though in mind,Pune city bases ARAI,an industrial research organization has started work on a study to come up with India-Specific anthropometric data for the country's driving population.The project which started in May this year will be completed by September 2010.

According to ARAI,the present setting in vehicles are not suitable for Indians even as leg space,headroom,view of bonnet from seat doesn't match Indian sizes.The current specifications are give on a judgment or customer feedback.

Under this project ARAI is targeting 5,000 Indian citizens in the age group of 18 - 60 yrs old whose physical attributes will be measured.

Scanners to measure body dimension -

Special scanners that can scan close to 150 dimension of human body have been imported from Germany.The scanner can determine standing & sitting postures of human body in a matter of merely 10 seconds.Such study deploys advance,speedy & non-contact measurement of three dimensional scan of the population using 3D laser scanning technology.This facilitates accurate & speedy measurement to be performed for getting three dimensional scans.The system will be set up at various nodal points.

Source - Times Of India[:D]
 
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what are they going to do after collecting all these datas???
This data will facilitate car manufacturing companies to further optimize their designs to suit local an-thropometry,making driving more comfortable for the local population.This data will help various government bodies involved in formulating regulation to base their standards from practical data.Besides benefiting the automobile industry,the measurements will come in hand in numerous other applications namely - apparel industry,shoe makers,textiles,helmet manufacturers,etc.
 
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Will the manufacturers change the seats, bonnets, etc.. for Indian market? May be, Tata and Mahindra will do. I don't see a reason for other manufacturers to change their cars, just for Indian market alone.
 
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