Goal: To design a vehicle layout that is safe and comfortable and will enhance the driver’s performance and abilities.
- Use a hammock seat instead of a seat that is bolted to the vehicle frame. This will increase comfort and decrease weight. Examples of materials for a hammock seat would be nylon, kevlar, or highstrength polyester textiles. It is also planned to add an inner layer of memory foam inside the hammock seat in order to achieve optimal comfort and resistance to impact forces.
- Incorporate adjustable components in the cockpit to suit each driver, such as an adjustable steering column angle and adjustable seat orientation.
- Implement lightweight composites and materials with high strength-to-weight ratings in all components to minimize vehicle weight.