AT&T Vibrating Steering Wheel Keeps Drivers Focused On The Road

AT&T Vibrating Steering Wheel Keeps Drivers Focused On The Road
technology

Haptic feedback might be able to reduce accidents caused by in-car distractions.

Yi Chen
  • 29 march 2012


AT&T Lab hopes to reduce accidents caused by distracted drivers by inventing a steering wheel that provides haptic feedback. The steering wheel is equipped with 20 actuators that can vibrate in various patterns. When it sends vibrations in a clockwise direction, it lets the driver know to turn right; while vibrating anti-clockwise suggests to turn left.

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