Haptic Shared Control for Driver Assistance

Themes: High Tech, Structural Engineering, Infrastructure & Mobility / Transport

Market ready application

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Communication and interaction between drivers and intelligent vehicles is crucial for the further introduction of automation. We use haptics as a basis for novel interfaces to control such vehicles.


We conduct human-in-the-loop experiments in driving simulators to identify driver behavior, and design and evaluate novel interaction interfaces based on force feedback and haptic guidance.


Our research has resulted in successful marketing of the haptic gas pedal (Distance Control Assist). Our patents will also help marketing lateral assist systems in the coming five years.

Dr. ir. David Abbink


Dr. ir. Erwin Boer

Dr. ir. Mark Mulder