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Haptic Feedback for Automotive Interfaces

Creating Safer, Intuitive Auto Interfaces

Haptics brings the critical sense of touch to today’s auto interfaces. Haptic technology has been deployed in a number of today’s most popular automotive interfaces, including those from Acura, Aston Martin, Cadillac, Hyundai, Kia, Lexus, Mercedes, Opel and Toyota. The technology can be incorporated into different touch interfaces, including:

Touchscreens Touchpanels Touchpads Rotary/Dials Joysticks

The Value of Haptics

As OEMs offer more content to consumers resulting in complex menus, there are increasing concerns about the ease of use and safety of automotive interfaces. In the automotive environment, haptic feedback has unique safety and design benefits, including:

  • Promotes safety by reducing secondary glance rates and task completion times
  • Reduces visual distraction, frustration and confusion
  • Instills confidence in drivers by delivering a positive user experience
  • Provides automakers with interior design flexibility