Enhancing navigation information with tactile output embedded into the steering wheel

D. Kern, P. Marshall, E. Hornecker, Y. Rogers, A. Schmidt

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Navigation systems are in common use by drivers and typically present information using either audio or visual representations. However, there are many pressures on the driver's cognitive systems in a car and navigational systems can add to this complexity. In this paper, we present two studies which investigated how vibro-tactile representations of navigational information, might be presented to the driver via the steering wheel to ameliorate this problem. Our results show that adding tactile information to existing audio, or particularly visual representations, can improve both driving performance and experience.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPervasive 2009
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the 7th international conference on pervasive computing
EditorsH. Tokuda, M. Beigl, A. Friday, A.J.B Brush, Y. Tobe
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event7th International Conference on Pervasive Computing - Nara, Japan
Duration: 11 May 200914 May 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


Conference7th International Conference on Pervasive Computing


  • navigation information
  • tactile output
  • embedded
  • steering wheel


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