The role of ergonomics in technology oriented projects; The Intelligent Zero Emissions Vehicle Project

A. Woodcock, J. Taylor

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    Abstract

    Social, political, economic, ecological and technological factors will bring radical changes to future transport systems. The Intelligent Zero Emissions Vehicle (IZEV) project concerned the design and installation of intelligent, wireless computing, and hydrogen fuel cell technology in a taxi and narrow boat. Such telemetry will enable fleet owners, drivers and passengers to pull down real time information pertinent, concerning, for example, route and tourist information, fuel efficiency and location information. This will enable travelers to make informed, intelligent decisions about their travel behaviour. The creation of such demonstrators provides opportunities for stakeholders to understand how technological developments will influence their everyday lives and to provide input future scenarios. Their feedback can help designers better understand requirements, modify their designs and consider ways of presenting their ideas for greater public awareness and acceptance. This paper describes both the end user involvement which occurred in the four month IZEV project and reflects on the opportunities such projects offer for enquiries into ergonomic issues.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationContemporary Ergonomics 2009
    EditorsPhillip Bush
    PublisherTaylor and Francis
    Pages111-121
    Number of pages11
    Edition1
    ISBN (Electronic)9780429206757
    ISBN (Print)9780415804332
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
    EventAnnual Conference of the Ergonomics Society on Contemporary Ergonomics 2009 - London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 1 Apr 20091 Apr 2009

    Publication series

    NameContemporary Ergonomics 2009

    Conference

    ConferenceAnnual Conference of the Ergonomics Society on Contemporary Ergonomics 2009
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityLondon
    Period1/04/091/04/09

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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    Woodcock, A., & Taylor, J. (2009). The role of ergonomics in technology oriented projects; The Intelligent Zero Emissions Vehicle Project. In P. Bush (Ed.), Contemporary Ergonomics 2009 (1 ed., pp. 111-121). (Contemporary Ergonomics 2009). Taylor and Francis.