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Enhancing navigation information with tactile output embedded into the steering wheel

Kern, D. and Marshall, P. and Hornecker, E. and Rogers, Y. and Schmidt, A. (2009) Enhancing navigation information with tactile output embedded into the steering wheel. In: Pervasive 2009. Lecture Notes in Computer Science . Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, Berlin, pp. 42-58. ISBN 9783642015151

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Abstract

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.