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Buick Consulted Kids on Ergonomics for Take Your Child to Work Day

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 4/25/2014 Alex Nishimoto

If you're the offspring of a GM Human Factors engineer, expect to be put to work when you visit the office on Take Your Child to Work Day. Engineers in that division, which is responsible for vehicle ergonomics, took their kids to work and had them test out and give feedback on the Buick Enclave.

Each year, the Human Factors group conducts roughly 100 studies around the world with the aim of improving vehicle usability and ergonomics. One of those studies is conducted on Take Your Child to Work Day, where children of varying ages and sizes are brought in to the office. This year, the focus was on the Buick Enclave's third-row seatbelts. The children were asked to evaluate the buckles' ease-of-use, and rate them on a five-point smiley face scale. Buick Enclave Child Tester© Provided by MotorTrend Buick Enclave Child Tester

Previous tests conducted on Take Your Child to Work Day included pinpointing the "puke zone," the optimal distance between the optional rear entertainment screen and viewer, which reduces motion sickness. More than 75 kids were polled to find the ideal placement for the screen. Children also gave input on door handle placement and seat switch feel.

Source: Buick

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