This study aims to evaluate a car passenger’s experience and actions in a rotated seat in terms of interaction with an adjacent passenger.
Results and conclusion
This static user study shows that rotated seats could be a desired seating configuration in future autonomous vehicles for individuals who know each other. It reveals the reasons behind the preferences and the extent of desired seat rotation, showing differences between tall and short individuals. By understanding how occupant position and posture can be influenced by offering various seating configurations, the occupant can choose a comfortable position that is also safe. The leg and feet positions are raised as the body region with most variations and for which an increased understanding of influence in a crash is encouraged.
(2020) Evaluation of users’ experience and posture in a rotated swivel seating configuration, Traffic Injury Prevention,