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Panorama from 22nd of March, 2018 - Edition 25

Our newsletter shines in new splendour
A new year offers the chance to break new ground. At the beginning of 2018, we decided to give our newsletter "Panorama" a new look. Based on constant feedback from our readers in combination with our own ideas, we created our "Panorama" as you now have it - digital, compact, modern. Every 4 weeks we provide you with all important information and innovations concerning EMM-Check via the "Panorama"! And we hope that you are as enthusiastic about it as we are!
If you have already received our newsletter "Panorama" in the past, you will know or already successfully use EMM-Check. If you are not yet familiar with EMM-Check, you will find useful facts about the product:
  • EMM-Check is the leading software for standard-compliant visibility field analysis for virtual commercial vehicles in accordance with national and international standards and regulations.
  • EMM-Check is used worldwide by leading manufacturers of earthmoving machinery, agricultural vehicles and industrial trucks to support product development.
  • EMM-Check combines objective field of view analysis according to standards with subjective visual assessment and virtual reality functionalities.
  • EMM-Check is modular, cost-efficient and can be used immediately with minimal training effort.
  • EMM-Check is the standard tool for avoiding visibility related, cost-intensive design changes shortly before production starts.


StVZO §35b, Abs. 2, Rili 11 - Improvement of the visualization of the filament
Seats with inclined surfaces are often used in vehicles for ergonomic reasons. As the position of the light source support in StVZO §35b, Abs. 2, Rili 11 does not refer to the Seat Index Point (SIP) but to the Front Edge Seat Point (FESP), a correct vertical positioning of the FESP at the seat front edge may be somewhat tricky if the seat is inclined.
To improve the positioning of the FESP, the visualization of the filament has therefore been improved. A horizontal line from the FESP to the point of intersection with the seat surface and a vertical line from the point of rotation of the filament to the point of intersection with the seat surface simplify this process. The intersection with the seat is shown as a red sphere. The vertical position of the FESP must be set to a height where the red sphere is half inside the seat.



ISO 5006:2017 - Automatic calculation of the required reflection size of a test object in a mirror
In order to ensure optimal mirror selection and positioning, the ISO 5006:2017 defines to check the reflection size (height) of a test object in a mirror. The size of the reflection depends on the eye distance to the mirror and the distance of the mirror to the test object. Since the height of the test object can vary, the required height of the reflection in a mirror is now automatically calculated based on the entered height of the test object.
The generated test objects can now only be positioned on the xy-plane, rotated about the Z-axis and scaled along their width. This facilitates the fast and correct alignment of test objects.



ANSI/ITSDF B56.11.6-2013 - new standard for industrial trucks
With release 4.2.6.0 (planned for April 20th) ANSI/ITSDF B56.11.6-2013 will be made available as a further standard in EMM-Check. This standard, which is primarily applicable in the American region, allows standard-compliant field of view analyses to be carried out on virtual industrial trucks (forklifts, etc.).
The ANSI/ITSDF B56.11.6-2013 standard differs, among other things, in that
  • inspection of visibility around the vehicle from the ground up to 900mm above the SIP,
  • an evaluation of the horizontally continuous shadows between the shadows of the vertical mast components and
  • a double-row light source carrier with a total of 26 lamps
of the standards ISO 13564-1, DIN EN 163017-1 and DIN EN 163017-1 already available in EMM-Check DIN EN 16842 1-2 for field of view analysis of industrial trucks.



ISO 5721 Part 2 - Revised evaluation
If no visual aids such as mirrors, camera monitor system etc. have been installed on the vehicle, ISO 5721 Part 2 does not allow any field of view restrictions in the test areas left and right behind the vehicle.
The evaluation of these test areas has been revised so that when using visual aids, field of view restrictions of up to 10% per side are now tolerated in accordance with paragraph 5.2.3 of the standard.
Furthermore, vehicle components may be declared as "attachments" in accordance with paragraph 5.3.2. These are not taken into account when calculating the mirror fields of view.






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