Haptic Navigation Cues on the Steering Wheel

Di Campli San Vito, P., Shakeri, G., Brewster, S. , Pollick, F. , Brown, E., Skrypchuk, L. and Mouzakitis, A. (2019) Haptic Navigation Cues on the Steering Wheel. In: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2019), Glasgow, UK, 4-9 May 2019, ISBN 9781450359702 (doi:10.1145/3290605.3300440)

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Haptic feedback is used in cars to reduce visual inattention. While tactile feedback like vibration can be influenced by the car's movement, thermal and cutaneous push feedback should be independent of such interference. This paper presents two driving simulator studies investigating novel tactile feedback on the steering wheel for navigation. First, devices on one side of the steering wheel were warmed, indicating the turning direction, while those on the other side were cooled. This thermal feedback was compared to audio. The thermal navigation lead to 94.2% correct recognitions of warnings 200m before the turn and to 91.7% correct turns. Speech had perfect recognition for both. In the second experiment, only the destination side was indicated thermally, and this design was compared to cutaneous push feedback. The simplified thermal feedback design did not increase recognition, but cutaneous push feedback had high recognition rates (100% for 200 m warnings, 98% for turns).

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pollick, Professor Frank and Di Campli San Vito, Dr Patrizia and Shakeri, Dr Gozel and Brewster, Professor Stephen
Authors: Di Campli San Vito, P., Shakeri, G., Brewster, S., Pollick, F., Brown, E., Skrypchuk, L., and Mouzakitis, A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
College of Science and Engineering > School of Psychology
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 The Authors
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