This assignment was meant to cover Human Factors and how risk homeostasis is involved. The product that we have chosen to investigate is the everyday common car. Cars are used in everyday life by almost everyone. The car is a good subject to look at because it is so common and people may take many parts of it for granted. Risk homeostasis looks at the amount of risk a person is willing to take despite the cautions, warning labels, etc. Cars generally come with a large book full of these generally called the owner's manual. Most people in general tend to ignore the manual and most times do not even open the book in general. In the following paper typical cars processes, parts, or systems will be investigated to see how human factors and risk homeostasis has been affected.
Antilock Brake Systems
Antilock brake systems have become the norm on all vehicles today.
When your wheels lock up on wet or slippery roads or during a panic stop, you may lose traction and control, causing the vehicle to spin.
When faced with a panic braking situation, ABS allows a driver to rapidly...