Validation of a Movable Truck Driving Simulation Tool – Comparing Truck Drivers’ Sitting Postures in a Simulator and in Field Truck Driving.
Conference poster, 2016
This study was formed to validate the functionality of a movable truck driving simulation tool. The research questions aimed to detect areas of use for the simulation tool, and investigate how well the simulator was consistent with a real truck cabin in terms of realism and postural behavior among truck drivers. Nine truck drivers were included in two different driving scenarios, one field trial and one trial in the truck driving simulation tool. All participants were interviewed after each test scenario. The validation study implied that the truck simulation tool could be used to study postural behavior in dynamic driving situations, taking into account that minor improvements need to be fulfilled to increase the sense of realism and minimize the effect of nausea.