Designing Haptic Effects on an Accelerator Pedal to Support a Positive Eco-Driving Experience

Alex de Ruiter, Miguel Bruns

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Abstract

Haptic feedback has frequently been proposed as a means to support eco-driving behaviour. While force and vibrotactile feedback have proven to be effective and safe approaches, no studies were found that assessed the user experience of different feedback designs. We describe the design of six haptic effects which were implemented in a custom designed accelerator pedal. The user experience of three effects (linear force increase, bump and pulse) were assessed in a driving simulator and compared to a baseline with no feedback. Results show that the haptic pedal effects were rated positively on attractiveness, dependability, stimulation and novelty. The pulsating effect scored significantly lower on attractiveness and dependability but highest on the novelty. Qualitative results suggest that combining a bump and pulse could increase the positive experience of a haptic pedal. Consequently, we argue for more experiential approaches to haptic feedback design in accelerator pedals.
Original languageEnglish
Pages319-328
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sep 2019
Event11th International ACM Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI 2019) - Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: 22 Sep 201925 Sep 2019
Conference number: '19
https://www.auto-ui.org/19/

Conference

Conference11th International ACM Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI 2019)
Abbreviated titleAutomotiveUI
CountryNetherlands
CityUtrecht
Period22/09/1925/09/19
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Keywords

  • Automotive hmi
  • Haptic accelerator pedal
  • Haptic interaction design
  • User experience design

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