Delivering smart driving feedback through a haptic pedal

S.A. Birrell, M.S. Young, A.M. Weldon

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Abstract

This study evaluates the effects of a vibrotactile (or haptic) accelerator pedal on car driving performance and perceived workload using a driving simulator. The stimulus was triggered when the driver exceeded a 50% throttle threshold, past which is deemed excessive in the literature. Results showed a significant decrease in mean and maximum acceleration values, also a reduction in the maximum and excess throttle values when the haptic pedal was active versus a baseline condition. In addition, a further decrease in maximum and excess throttle was observed compared to when participants were simply asked to drive economically. As well as the positive changes to driver behaviour, subjective workload decreased when driving with the haptic pedal. The haptic processing channel offers a largely untapped resource in the driving environment, and could provide information without overloading the other attentional resource pools used in driving.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2010
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Pages431-439
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)978-041558446-3
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventAnnual Conference of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors on Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2010 - Keele, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 Apr 201015 Apr 2010

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Conference of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors on Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2010
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityKeele
Period13/04/1015/04/10

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    Birrell, S. A., Young, M. S., & Weldon, A. M. (2010). Delivering smart driving feedback through a haptic pedal. In Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2010 (pp. 431-439). Taylor & Francis.