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Packaging Criterion for Mid-Size Sedan Based on Users' Daily-Life Scenario

  • Received : 2011.09.02
  • Accepted : 2012.02.28
  • Published : 2012.06.30

Abstract

This study has developed a packaging criterion to minimize the level of discomfort which drivers using their vehicles for daily life purposes may experience due to ill designed vehicle packaging of mid-size sedan based on users' daily-life scenario. To find out optimal range of packaging dimension criterion, discomfort levels the test participants with different physical conditions suffer while performing various activities were analyzed. One hundred two test participants were carefully selected to represent entire Korean mid-size sedan owner-drivers. They were directed to test drive on the course designed to simulate mid-size sedan daily-usage scenario. At pre-designed locations, each of questions was asked to the test participants to be answered in the form of 10 point discomfort level score. By analyzing the test results, the optimal range for packaging dimensions was defined to be used as a packaging criterion.

Keywords

Package;Automotive;Scenario;Criterion;Discomfort

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Acknowledgement

Supported by : Hyundai Motor Company