Elitac and Teijin Aramid presented tactile turn-by-turn navigation at the Ambulance trade show in Harderwijk on the 6th and 7th of April in the Axira Booth. The turn-by-turn navigation system guides drivers by gentle vibrations in their seat. This keeps a driver’s eyes on the road.
The system, which connects to existing CityGIS navigation software, provides distinct vibration patterns for all common navigation cues. Using a tactile feedback system leads lower mental effort ratings and reduces reaction.
A prototype was successfully tested in collaboration with the Ambulance regions of the Axira platform in the first quarter of 2016. Please contact Merijn Klarenbeek (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional information or a demonstration. The tactile car seat navigation was also presented at the eRIC in Twente on 2-4 June 2016.