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Simulation of Human-Vehicle Interaction in Vehicle Design at Saab Automobile: Present and Future

Blomé, Mikael LU ; Dukic, Tania; Hanson, Lars LU and Högberg, Dan (2003) The 6th SAE Digital human modeling conference In [Host publication title missing] 112(7). p.644-650
Abstract
Developers, reviewers and users of human simulation

tools claim that the use of these tools may reduce

development time and development cost. However,

before these benefits will be fully visible, there are some

barriers to overcome. The aims of this case study are to

identify which departments at Saab Automobile use

some sort of human simulation tool today, and to identify

the information flow and procedure when the tool is

used. Four departments crash safety, packaging,

production planning and vehicle ergonomics were

identified as direct users of human simulation tools. The

tools used were finite element with crash dummy

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Developers, reviewers and users of human simulation

tools claim that the use of these tools may reduce

development time and development cost. However,

before these benefits will be fully visible, there are some

barriers to overcome. The aims of this case study are to

identify which departments at Saab Automobile use

some sort of human simulation tool today, and to identify

the information flow and procedure when the tool is

used. Four departments crash safety, packaging,

production planning and vehicle ergonomics were

identified as direct users of human simulation tools. The

tools used were finite element with crash dummy

representation, SAE human model, Safework and

Ramsis. Communications between human simulation

tool users are limited. Communications are done through

the project management. The crash safety and

packaging departments have formal descriptions of the

human simulation process, whereas production planning

and vehicle ergonomics have no formal process

descriptions. To gain from the benefits of human

simulation tools, Saab Automobile needs to adapt them

to the organization and the organization to the tools.

Integration of a working methodology is essential for

effective and efficient use in the other human simulation

departments where this is currently lacking. (Less)
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tools claim that the use of these tools may reduce<br/><br>
development time and development cost. However,<br/><br>
before these benefits will be fully visible, there are some<br/><br>
barriers to overcome. The aims of this case study are to<br/><br>
identify which departments at Saab Automobile use<br/><br>
some sort of human simulation tool today, and to identify<br/><br>
the information flow and procedure when the tool is<br/><br>
used. Four departments crash safety, packaging,<br/><br>
production planning and vehicle ergonomics were<br/><br>
identified as direct users of human simulation tools. The<br/><br>
tools used were finite element with crash dummy<br/><br>
representation, SAE human model, Safework and<br/><br>
Ramsis. Communications between human simulation<br/><br>
tool users are limited. Communications are done through<br/><br>
the project management. The crash safety and<br/><br>
packaging departments have formal descriptions of the<br/><br>
human simulation process, whereas production planning<br/><br>
and vehicle ergonomics have no formal process<br/><br>
descriptions. To gain from the benefits of human<br/><br>
simulation tools, Saab Automobile needs to adapt them<br/><br>
to the organization and the organization to the tools.<br/><br>
Integration of a working methodology is essential for<br/><br>
effective and efficient use in the other human simulation<br/><br>
departments where this is currently lacking.},
  author       = {Blomé, Mikael and Dukic, Tania and Hanson, Lars and Högberg, Dan},
  issn         = {0096-736X},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {7},
  pages        = {644--650},
  series       = {[Host publication title missing]},
  title        = {Simulation of Human-Vehicle Interaction in Vehicle Design at Saab Automobile: Present and Future},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.4271/2003-01-2192},
  volume       = {112},
  year         = {2003},
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