• AT&T develops steering wheel with force-feedback that gives directions

  • Premium automobile manufacturers including BMW, Audi, Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz have long exploited the use of tactile steering wheels that warn distracted drivers of slipping out of lanes and providing other minor warning indications using steering wheel vibrations. Now, AT&T in a joint effort with Carnegie Mellon University has developed a steering wheel that uses force feedback to help you with the directions, vibrating when a turn shows up. A GPS-enabled haptic steering wheel prototype in essence, this development uses 20 memory foam-mounted vibration actuators built into a Logitech Formula Force GP racing wheel. With an off-board navigation system that pulses clockwise for right turns and counterclockwise for left turns, this brilliant development could save direction-impaired drivers from taking wrong turns up ahead!

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    Topics: Transport Tags: on April 24, 2012
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