Comfortable car interiors: Experiments as a basis for car interior design contributing to the pleasure of the driver and passengers

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Kamp, I.;
  • Subject: car interior | car design | pleasure | comfort | user centered design

One of the main challenges for car manufacturers is complying with the stringent environmental regulations without compromising driving comfort and pleasure. Reducing the overall weight of a car reduces fuel consumption and increases acceleration. However weight reducti... View more
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