publication . Article . 2013

Vibrotactile pedals: provision of haptic feedback to support economical driving

Stewart A. Birrell; Mark S. Young; Alex M. Weldon;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
The use of haptic feedback is currently an underused modality in the driving environment, especially with respect to vehicle manufacturers. This exploratory study evaluates the effects of a vibrotactile (or haptic) accelerator pedal on car driving performance and perceived workload using a driving simulator. A stimulus was triggered when the driver exceeded a 50% throttle threshold, past which is deemed excessive for economical driving. Results showed significant decreases in mean acceleration values, and maximum and excess throttle use when the haptic pedal was active as compared to a baseline condition. As well as the positive changes to driver behaviour, subj...
Subjects
free text keywords: TL, Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation, Human Factors and Ergonomics, Accident prevention, Engineering, business.industry, business, Workload, Throttle, Driving simulator, Communication channel, Distraction, Haptic technology, Acceleration, Simulation, Automotive engineering
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