The Comparison Study of Handgrip Pressure on Steering Wheel National Cars / Mohd Hidayat Ab Rahman ...[et al.]

Ab Rahman, Mohd Hidayat and Maidin,, Nurul Ain and Ahmad,, Mohd Nazri and Osman,, Mohd Hairizal and Wahid,, Mohammad Khalid and Wahid,, Mohd Fa’iz and Firdaus,, Mohamed Saiful and Mohd Yassim, Halyani and Muhammad Damanhuri, Amir Abdullah and Abd Sukor, Siti Marsyidah (2018) The Comparison Study of Handgrip Pressure on Steering Wheel National Cars / Mohd Hidayat Ab Rahman ...[et al.]. Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE), SI 5 (4). pp. 89-105. ISSN 18235514


The steering wheel is ergonomically designed to provide optimal comfort to the drivers while grip the steering wheel, especially on the long journey. There are significant design differences between the steering wheel car models. Therefore, the objective of this research are to analyze the data of handgrip pressure towards national cars which is Proton and Perodua. The experiment will be performed by using type 2 (two) cars, Proton Saga and Perodua Myvi. Tekscan Grip System is a system that will be used to perform this analysis. Data of handgrip pressure are collected during driving when the device are installed and connect to the respondents. Selection of the road for this experiment will start at 92.1 KM intersection traffic lights, entering North-South Highway, and will end at Tangkak Toll Exit. During the experiment, all volunteers need to maintain speed in the range of 80-100km / h and most of the time, they have to drive in the left lane unless overtaking other vehicles. Distance from beginning to end is about 68.8km and the time taken is about 30 minutes. Drivers will be driving with the hands on the steering wheel 9 and 3 because it is the safest position to hold the steering wheel. The finding from this study will give a better insight on the effect of steering wheel design to the grip pressure of the driver.


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Ab Rahman, Mohd Hidayat
Maidin,, Nurul Ain
Ahmad,, Mohd Nazri
Osman,, Mohd Hairizal
Wahid,, Mohammad Khalid
Wahid,, Mohd Fa’iz
Firdaus,, Mohamed Saiful
Mohd Yassim, Halyani
Muhammad Damanhuri, Amir Abdullah
Abd Sukor, Siti Marsyidah
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > Power resources
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE)
ISSN: 18235514
Volume: SI 5
Number: 4
Page Range: pp. 89-105
Keywords: Steering wheel, Proton Saga, Perodua Myvi and handgrip pressure
Date: 2018
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