The effect of reachability on global comfort perception: the case of car passengers in front seat
The increasing interest about passengers’ perceived comfort is driving the new research line towards the inclusion of comfort related performances into the automotive development plan. The introduction of a subjective performance, like the comfort one) into the design process have pushed the researchers to define or find a way to model the (dis)comfort perception during the human/artefact interactions. The last 15 years have seen only five “comprehensive models” that considered every aspect of human perception: the Helander model, the Moes model, the Vink-Hallbeck model, the Naddeo-Cappetti model and the Vink model. In all of them, the interactions between several factors that contributes to (dis)comfort perception can be recognized. The main purpose of this paper is to assess the effect of dashboard’s commands/buttons reachability on global perceived comfort.