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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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
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0-7803-8311-7
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2004
Event2004 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, IV 2004 - Parma, Italy
Duration: 14 Jun 200417 Jun 2004

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Other2004 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, IV 2004
Abbreviated titleIV


  • IR-48952
  • METIS-220791

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