Context-Dependent Force-Feedback Steering Wheel to Enhance Drivers’ On-Road Performances

  • Luca Minin
  • Stefano Marzani
  • Francesco Tesauri
  • Roberto Montanari
  • Caterina Calefato
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5638)


In this paper the topic of the augmented cognition applied to the driving task, and specifically to the steering maneuver, is discussed. We analyze how the presence of haptic feedback on the steering wheel could help drivers to perform a visually-guided task by providing relevant information like vehicle speed and trajectory. Starting from these considerations, a Context-Dependant Steering Wheel force feedback (CDSW) had been developed, able to provide to the driver the most suitable feeling of the vehicle dynamics according to the driven context. With a driving simulator the CSWD software had been tested twice and then compared with a traditional steering wheel.


adaptive steering wheel augmented cognition driver performance force feedback haptic feedback lane change 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luca Minin
    • 1
  • Stefano Marzani
    • 1
  • Francesco Tesauri
    • 1
  • Roberto Montanari
    • 1
  • Caterina Calefato
    • 2
  1. 1.HMI GroupUniversity of Modena and Reggio EmiliaReggio EmiliaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of TurinTurinItaly

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