The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

AT&T Labs Develops Steering Wheel That Provides Navigation Via Haptic Feedback

March 27, 2012

FLORHAM PARK, NJ – AT&T Labs has developed a new type of steering wheel that uses vibration patterns to deliver navigation information to drivers, according to the MIT Technology Review.

The prototype steering wheel uses a vibration pattern to indicate navigation instructions (such as “turn right”) without distracting the driver visually or with auditory signals.

According to the article, a study of test subjects using the steering wheel while driving found that it reduced their level of inattentiveness, i.e. the amount of time the driver’s eyes weren’t on the road.

Technologies such as this could eventually make their way into vehicles, but the article said it could take several years.

You can read the full article here.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Comments

Please note that comments may be moderated. 
Leave this field empty:
 
 

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.

FleetFAQ

Fleet Management And Leasing

Merchants Experts will answer your questions and challenges

View All
Sponsored by

Published by Bobit Business Media, Work Truck magazine is geared to managers of truck fleets of class 1-7 trucks.

Read more

Accident Costs Calculator

DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH REVENUE IT TAKES TO OFFSET FLEET ACCIDENT COSTS?
Use this calculator to see how much extra sales revenue your company needs to generate to make up for the profits lost as a result of fleet accidents.
Launch Accident Cost Calculator 

Up Next

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher