chapter  21
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Measurement of body pressures in double-lane-changing driving tests

This study was conducted to measure a driver’s dynamic motions responding to the severe maneuver of the car in double-lane changing (DLC) path with varying velocities based on body pressures on the both seat pan and back. The effects of driving velocity as well as the driving stage in the DLC path on the body pressures were analyzed. An expert male driver participated in the experiment. ANOVA showed that driving velocity and driving stage in the DLC path were statistically significant on the mean pressures and contact areas (p<0.001). This study showed that the measurement of body pressures during DLC driving test could be used as a quantitative and direct method for evaluating the effect of the performance of the car on the driver’s movement.