chapter  13
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Designing Comfortable Passenger Seats

ByR.E. Bronkhorst and F. Krause

To attract more passengers, new seats were developed for new commuter trains scheduled to run in the United States. Several parties were involved in this study: Long Island Railroad (the commuter train company), Bombardier (the manufacturer of the train), and Multina (the seat manufacturer). TNO was asked to provide design input concerning the overall comfort experienced by passengers. This chapter describes the process that was used to develop a new seat.