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ThinkMind // VEHICULAR 2020, The Ninth International Conference on Advances in Vehicular Systems, Technologies and Applications // View article vehicular_2020_2_20_38002


Vibro-tactile Notification in Different Environments for Motorcyclists

Authors:
Yuta Yamauchi
Akimasa Suzuki

Keywords: vibro-tactile notifications; helmet actuators; vibration speakers;

Abstract:
This paper evaluates the effectiveness of vibro-tactile notification for motorcyclists under external factors. Although many car manufacturers provide side and rear collision warning systems with auditory or visual alarms, the notifications may confuse a motorcyclist because they already need to be aware of many visual targets such as mirrors and monitors, and environmental sounds. This paper proposes vibro-tactile notification system using a vibration speaker installed in a motorcycle helmet between the outer shell and the cushion. The proposed system should enable motorcyclists to correctly identify the directions of five vibrating motors, three level of risk, and three obstacle types (i.e., pedestrians, vehicles, and motorcycles). We evaluate the system under windy and engine vibration conditions and examine accuracy of notification via experiment. Our results indicate that motorcyclists can correctly detect four directions and three threat levels using this system.

Pages: 59 to 65

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2020

Publication date: October 18, 2020

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2327-2058

ISBN: 978-1-61208-795-5

Location: Porto, Portugal

Dates: from October 18, 2020 to October 22, 2020

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