Future Work Light Offers for Volvo Trucks
Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Today a truck driver normally performs three main tasks: driving the truck, loading/unloading and order administration. Transports take place during both day and night and it is important that all tasks can be performed regardless of the surrounding light conditions. The work light offers is an area that has been overlooked by all major truck manufacturers. The drivers usually mount extra lights on the truck themselves or pay the body builder company to do it. This thesis goal is to determine what kind of lighting the drivers need and develop a new concept that improves the situation.The project started with an extensive pre-study where drivers were interviewed and gave feedback on which areas that need improvement and what they think about today’s light situation. Observations at different demonstration centres were done to get a good idea of what exists today. The legal limitations, rules and regulations for vehicle lights both globally and in Sweden were looked into, in order to define what is allowed when it comes to lamps on vehicles. Based on the pre-study multiple concepts were generated through brainstorming and a workshop. After a rough sieving four concepts proceeded to further testing and evaluation. Three tests were done, first a lamp test to determine which the best lamp was. Secondly two different concept tests were made to see how well the light orientation was on trucks with wide and narrow bodies. The concepts were tested by placing the winning lamp in the concept locations with help of a magnetic holder.After further evaluations one concept came out as winner due to its simple, effective, low cost and high potential for further development.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 132 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-52202Local ID: 9574cd02-dc25-4ccd-b051-a7f11b2b1148OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-52202DiVA: diva2:1025572
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Industrial Design Engineering, master's level
Jörgen Normark, Carl
Validerat; 20120924 (anonymous)2016-10-042016-10-04Bibliographically approved