Nissan Designs "Aging Suit" to Help Develop More Comfortable Interiors
Nissan has been working hard over the past years to make their interiors as functional and straight forward as possible to both young and old alike. While many companies would prefer surveys and the like, Nissan has taken a slightly more technical approach to making interiors as comfortable and accessible to the older generation. Designers have actually developed an "aging suit" to mimic the challenges and difficulties that aging drivers often have to face.
According to Nissan, technology such as this will help them design interiors that almost anyone can get into and know exactly where everything is and how to use it. It helps the engineering team answer questions such as "How do we understand which knob does what and how it's supposed to work?" "Where do we expect to find it?" "How does the experience make people feel?"
Answering these questions will aid Nissan in creating interiors that offer everyone inside both comfort and complete functionality. From the information gathered, Nissan was able to put together the Prototype for their Best Usability Interior Stage-2 (BUI-2). Every interior component, right down to the steering wheel, was designed for maximum comfort and usability.
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