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SAMMIE (System for Aiding Man-Machine Interaction Evaluation)
is a CAD system which enables the ergonomics/human factors
evaluation of vehicle designs to commence at the earliest stages of
the design process. Evaluations of postural comfort and the
occupants' clearances, reach and vision should be undertaken from
the concept stage when design modifications are easier and cheaper
to implement than at the pre-production stage. In order to achieve
this, the package offers 3D modelling of vehicles and their
occupants. Details of the package and its application to vehicle
design are presented.