Design and evaluation of a virtual gearshift application

Martijn Tideman, Mascha C. van der Voort, Frederikus J.A.M. van Houten

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Abstract

When a customer buys a new car, he or she wants it to address personal preferences with respect to its driving behavior. By utilizing virtual reality technology, a virtual prototyping environment (VPE) can be created in which the behavior of a vehicle or part of a vehicle can be evaluated and adjusted to match the driver's desires. This paper describes the design and the evaluation of a VPE for manually operated gearboxes. The test group considered the simulated "virtual" gearshift feel to be quite similar to the "real" gearshift feel of a test vehicle. By further developing this VPE, it should become possible to define gearshift feel by customer assessment through haptic simulation, after which the physical gearbox is designed in such a way that it matches the preferred shifting behavior.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium 2004 (IV '04), Parma
Place of PublicationParma, Italy
PublisherIEEE
Pages465-470
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0-7803-8311-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2004
Event2004 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, IV 2004 - Parma, Italy
Duration: 14 Jun 200417 Jun 2004

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PublisherIEEE

Other

Other2004 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, IV 2004
Abbreviated titleIV
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityParma
Period14/06/0417/06/04

Keywords

  • IR-48952
  • METIS-220791

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