Stanford University – Stanford, CA

Haptic Auto

Research the use of haptic feedback in an automotive setting to provide road feel to the driver. In many newer cars that have electrical systems replacing mechanical linkages, the sense of road feel is reduced. This research will be replacing this road feel with tactile feedback at the steering wheel using the AMC servo drive to control the DC motor in a haptic feedback device. The motor will generate forces simulating the forces felt at the steering wheel. A later version of the device may be used in an experiment in a driving simulator.

Christopher Ploch – Haptic Feedback for Automotive