Investigation of Thermal Stimuli for Lane Changes

Di Campli San Vito, P. , Brewster, S. and Pollick, F. (2018) Investigation of Thermal Stimuli for Lane Changes. In: AutomotiveUI ’18 10th International ACM Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, Toronto, Canada, September 23–25, 2018, (Accepted for Publication)

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Abstract

Haptic feedback has been widely studied for in-car interactions. However, most of this research has used vibrotactile cues. This paper presents two studies that examine novel thermal feedback for navigation during simulated driving for a lane change task. In the first, we compare the distraction and time differences of audio and thermal feedback. The results show that the presentation of thermal stimuli does not increase lane deviation, but the time needed to complete a lane change increased by 1.82 seconds. In the second study, the influence of variable changes of thermal stimuli on the lane change task performance was tested. We found that the same stimulus design for warm and cold temperatures does not always elicit the same results. Furthermore, variable alterations can have different effects on specified tasks. This suggests that the design of thermal stimuli is highly dependent on what task result should be maximized.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Accepted for Publication
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pollick, Professor Frank and Brewster, Professor Stephen and Di Campli San Vito, Patrizia
Authors: Di Campli San Vito, P., Brewster, S., and Pollick, F.
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Research Group:Multimodal Interaction Group
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