Chevrolet Malibu 2013: The seats CALLED OSCAR
A more spacious and comfortable interior for the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
The name "Oscar" suggests a little grumpy character, a famous cinematographic price, a former boxing champion or even a hot dog. Chevrolet, by cons, Oscar plays a key role in the engineering and design interieures the new 2013 Malibu.
Oscar is the tool of simulation in three dimensions, the model type GM engineers used to determine loads of comfort was in the process of developing the product the general dimensions of the interior of the car. Before designing and developing technically inside, Oscar provides the keys and configuration steps necessary design to the creation of an interior space and maximum comfort.
Under the technical terms "systems for determination of dimensions for the interior," Oscar is composed of 18 removable parts made of steel, plastic and aluminum weighing up to 77 kg (170 lb).
In the mid 40s, Northrop used a similar device called Oscar Eightball. Mannequin 84 kg (185 lb) for aviation used to Ejection seat tests and other tests. GM patented a similar tool for the optimization of the interior space and comfort testing. Subsequently, the name was shortened to Oscar to differentiate the automotive anthropomorphic test its counterpart in the aviation model.
Oscar has a hinge mechanism hips or "H" point, which simulates the center of articulation of the human torso with legs. According to this point of H, engineers and interior designers determine the necessary degagement a head and the optimal back angle that should integrate the model. All these data have a direct impact on the position of the steering wheel, pedals, mirrors, dashboard and other driving controls to ensure that the Malibu provides maximum space and comfort for a wide range of customers.
To calculate the length measurements for the legs, Oscar is assembled in such a way that it may represent an adult male average (78 kg - 172 lb) (50th percentile), a corpulent man (122 kg - 270 lb) increasing it has a 95th percentile or a woman (49 kg - 108 lbs) by reducing it to fifth percentile. An adult has a 95th percentile, for example, is greater than 95 percent of the population, while adult fifth percentile is less than 95 percent of the population.
"Oscar represents our customers, stated Daniel Cohen, engineer responsible for the performance of the seats for the Malibu. We use Oscar as a mason would a level to ensure that the foundations of a building are flat. Oscar allows us to receive a small solid from which we design and build new vehicles, like the Malibu base. "
Changes in the population of the United States since 1962, such as increasing the size and weight of consumers, make Oscar a valuable tool. On after the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey conducted in 2006, an adult male has a 95th percentile increased from 1.85 m (6.1 ft) was 1.89 m (6.2 ft) and 98 kg (217 lb) to 122 kg (270 lb). An adult woman has a 95th percentile rose from 1.74 m (5.7 ft) was 1.77 m (5.8 ft) in 1962 and 90 kg (199 lb) to 113 kg (250 lb).
The GM engineers have designed and patented Oscar in 1961. Tool Seat comfort has been developed to "help designers of automotive interiors," according to the white paper presented by former GM engineers Vincent Kaptur, Jr. . Myal Michael and the international congress of the SAE Detroit in 1961 Oscar was the key to a new concept of quotations has adopted the use of the industry by the Automobile Manufacturer's Association from 1963 models; it is now an essential element of design according to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
Human X-rays were used to develop the size and shape of Oscar.
The new Malibu comes in LS, LT and LTZ available in 10 colors External and four interior color combinations in North America, depending on the model versions. Malibu production in North America will begin in early 2012. Production will be distributed in several locations worldwide, including assembly plants in Fairfax, Kansas and Detroit-Hamtramck, Michigan, United States. The price of the Malibu will be announced later this year.
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