Date: March 2, 2005
Chris Kirn & Josef Loczi, PhD, — Freightliner

Human Factors engineer Chris Kirn presents computer and communications applications for passenger cars and heavy duty trucks, including the Freightliner Driver Message Center.

He will describe the objectives, methods, and project/product overviews of the Human-Machine Interface (HMI) research and development team of DaimlerChrysler Research and Technology North America (DCRTNA). A main focus of this talk will be the iterative process of testing with a target population and developing the proper research design, methods, and materials in order to efficiently generate meaningful results.

Josef Loczi provides the big picture of Ergonomics and Human-Machine Interaction activities at Freightliner. He’ll also discuss his work on truck occupant packaging and 3-D modeling tools for product design, and share insights he presented as a keynote speaker at the SAE Digital Human Modeling Conference.

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