Light Utility Vehicle Wheeled (LUVW) project human factors analysis


  1. Angel, H.A.
  2. Kumagai, J.K.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN);Humansystems Inc, Guelph ONT (CAN)
Within the Canadian Land Force, light, highly mobile vehicles are required to facilitate the tactical command of combat, combat support and combat service support units of field formations, to assist in the gathering and passing of information and to effect liaison within the between field formations. The aim of this project was to establish the key human factors (HF) vehicle criteria necessary to ensure that the Request for Proposal (RFP) released to industry incorporated human-centred design criteria for maximum benefit to the vehicle user groups (i.e. the soldiers). The scope of work included a literature review of vehicle related HF performance requirements, a review and comment on the draft LUVW SOR, identification of user needs and performance requirements via focus group sessions with intended LUVW user classes, and development of draft HF performance requirements and test protocols. Areas of general concern with the vehicle requirements, as well as concerns relevant to specific variants, are detailed in the report. Soldiers reinforced the desire to test prospective vehicles under real conditions or with real tasks. As well, participants identified the need for adequate training on the vehicles prior to assessment. A number of general trial principles were identified, as well as the need for a progressive testing protocol. TRUNCATED

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User needs;Request for Proposal
Report Number
DCIEM-CR-2001-131 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Jul 2001
Number of Pages
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