I know that the current title can be hard to understand. Let me try to explain our problem: We do manufacture and service industrial machines and we are currently updating our spare parts manuals for our distributors. In those manuals we do name some of the parts based on their placement for different planes on the machine like "top-bottom" part, "front-back" part, and of course the most problematic one "left-right" part. (It's problematic because people tend to name parts on the sagittal plane from their standpoint which reverses the placement of the parts. "Left" and "Right" do switch in that case.) When we name the parts on the sagittal plane (I'm not sure of the term for the plane. I've just looked it up) we use the driver's seat orientation which means we imagine ourselves standing in the machine facing its front side and deciding on the left-right nomenclature based on this position.
We need to educate our worldwide distributors and service technicians about this nomenclature and every time we explain it with sentences like the one above.
I'm trying to find out if this orientation has a standard naming which is accepted worldwide. Terms like "Driver's seat placement" or "Driver's seat orientation" doesn't do the job most of the time and needs further explanation.