Criteria for designing the drivers cab

1. Driver Comfort.
2. Practicality.
3. Aerodynamic performance.
4. Safety.
5. Space
6. Reduced weig
7. Ease of manufacture & assembly
8. Style

• Reduces fuel consumption
• Reduces wind noise, improving driver comfort
• Facilitates safe, predictable handling in side

• Comfortable and stress free driving.Safety: • Optimum visibility. • Stability and predictable handling. • Dynamic styling for an assertive road presence .

• Low noise environment. high-level storage or comfortable seating . • Climatic comfort provided by the integrated climate control system Adjustable seating. The spacious interior requirements: • Abundant storage space.Practicality & first-class comfort: Designing from the driver’s point of view and paying attention to every detail is important. move around. • Multifunction bunk for use as a bed. work & relax. • Walk-through cab. • Space – room to stand.

Drivers Cab Classification •Day Cab •Sleeper cab • Long distance Cab .

Steering Wheel Requirements: • Hand wheel diameter (D) • Rim Wheel Diameter (d) • Displacement (M). .


•Seat Back inclination of 20 degrees. •Length and height adjustments requirements. •Optimization length& height for smaller and longer persons. •Seat belt and head rest.Seating: •Minimize the reflections coming from the wind screen and cabin interior. •Reach ability of all controls. .

Optimum force exertion Controls should be provided such that operation should be made as stress free with less effort possible. Foot operated Controls: •Foot controls should provide fatigue free driving: •Sensitivity of operation: •Avoidance of wrong footing: •Rapid transfer of foot between accelerator and Brake.Vehicle structure 2.Pedal Controls : The design of accelerator brake pedal controls is subject to a number of conditions like : 1.Cost. 3.Comfortable reach. . 4.


•Controls should be designed for simplicity and sensitivity without confusion. .Hand operated controls: • Comfortable access. •Frequently used controls should be placed in the main access area. • Controls should be grouped according to use.


“Cab over engine (COE) or forward control (FC) cab” 2.Drivers Cab Terminology: Cab designs are generally classified into following two types: 1. “Cab behind engine (CBE ) or normal control (NC) cab or conventional cab” 3. “Cab or driver compartment” .

below driver and co-driver. “Cab over engine (COE) or forward control (FC) cab” : This means a vehicle in which all or substantial part of its engine is located under the cab i.e. the steering system is positioned right at the front of the vehicle. Also in case of cab over engine vehicles. .1.

.2. the engine transmission assembly is mounted ahead of the cab. “Cab behind engine (CBE ) or normal control (NC) cab or conventional cab” : In cab-behind-engine vehicles. .

3. instruments and other devices necessary for driving or operating the vehicle. “Cab or driver compartment” : The space intended for the driver's exclusive use and contains driver seat. steering wheel. controls. Different types of cabs are: .

“Tilt cab”: Vehicle designed with the engine beneath the cab and having provision for tilting the cab forward to provide easy access to the engine.4. .the short conventional cab has a shortened hood and front fenders and the engine extends into the cab area. 6. “Sleeper cab” : Truck with a sleeping compartment in the cab and the cab is incorporating with the sleeper berth for the driver/co-driver.“Short conventional cab” : When compared to the normal conventional cab. 5.

9. For the tandem axle trucks. . “Cab to axle of the frame (CA)”: The dimension from the back of the cab to the centerline of the rear axle. the distance from back of the cab to the centerline of the tandem cylinder.7. “Door” means a sub system of a Truck cab body that permits boarding and alighting for the driver and crew members. “Cab to end of the frame (CE)”: The dimension from the back of the cab to the rear of the standard frame. 8.

.10. 11.“Window” means an aperture in the side or rear of the truck cab to let in light / air. “A pillar” means a structural member integrating the floor. waist rail (bottom of windscreen panel) and roof.

.Other requirements of Cab: Climb facility : 1 The maximum height (a) from ground to top surface of first step shall be 550 mm measured on vehicle in unladen condition. Minimum step depth shall be 80 mm. In addition. the following geometrical specifications shall be fulfilled: Minimum step width shall be 200 mm. Steps need be provided with anti-slip surface.

. Roof luggage carrier :No luggage shall be permitted to be carried on the roof of the cab. 1989 shall be provided in the truck cab. Fire extinguishers : The vehicle shall be equipped with one or more fire extinguishers.First aid box : First Aid kit containing items notified under Rule 138(4) (d) of Central Motor Vehicle Rules.