The dimensions of a vehicle can vary depending on the make, model, and year of the car. Common dimensions include the length, width, height, and wheelbase (the distance between the front and rear wheels).
The illustrations show dimensions, turning radii and weights of typical vehicles with specific reference to space needs and regulations for garages, parking places, entrances and passages.
In architecture, vehicle dimensions refer to the size and scale of vehicles that will be using the building or surrounding areas. This information is important for architects and designers to consider when planning the design and layout of parking lots, garages, driveways, and other areas where vehicles will be parked, stored, or driven.
Some common dimensions to consider in architectural design include:
- Vehicle width and height: to ensure that vehicles can fit into parking spaces and under overhangs without hitting their tops.
- Vehicle length: to ensure that there is enough room for vehicles to park, maneuver, and exit the area without hitting other vehicles or obstacles.
- Turning radius: to ensure that vehicles can make tight turns in tight spaces, such as in multi-level parking garages or tight driveways.
- Approach and departure angles: to ensure that vehicles can drive into and out of parking spaces or garages without scraping their undercarriages on the ground.
1) Scooters & bicycle
3) Subcompact cars
4) Compact cars
7) Pick up trucks
13) Boats – small
By considering these dimensions, architects and designers can create functional and efficient spaces that accommodate the vehicles that will be using them.