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Issues surrounding car center stack designs in Malaysia: an exploratory study


Syed Mohamed, Muhammad Syafiq and Mohd Tamrin, Shamsul Bahri and Abdul Rahman, Ahmad Rizal and Abdul Jalil, Nawal Aswan (2015) Issues surrounding car center stack designs in Malaysia: an exploratory study. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 761. pp. 693-697. ISSN 1660-9336; ESSN: 1662-7482


Car center stack designs have evolved rapidly throughout the years. Manufacturers are working hard in keeping up with the current trends in the automotive market by offering latest technologies embedded into car center stack designs. Consistent with the current trend, Malaysian automotive manufacturers are offering advanced features in car center stacks, which includes touchscreen and navigation systems. Recently car center stacks became the highlight as it became a potential source for driver distraction. An exploratory qualitative study, involving eight regular drivers and two professional drivers were recruited for this exploratory study. A laddering interview technique was applied to reveal chains of attributes, consequences and values. Several prominent attributes related to the value of safety were “Simple Design”, “Touchscreen”, “Meter Design”, and “Multi-Function Steering”. Touchscreen systems were perceived differently by professional drivers compared with regular drivers. There is a need for further studies regarding the touchscreen system designs for Malaysian drivers.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.761.693
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications
Keywords: Car center stack; Dashboard; Ergonomics; Interface design; Malaysian; Touchscreen
Depositing User: Ms. Nuraida Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2021 07:22
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2021 07:22
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/45262
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