A Haptic Gearshift Interface for Cars

  • Eloísa García-Canseco
  • Alain Ayemlong-Fokem
  • Alex Serrarens
  • Maarten Steinbuch
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6192)


This paper presents a two degrees–of–freedom haptic interface that uses force control to reproduce the behavior of a customary lever and gearshift in automotive applications. The haptic simulation of the gear selector lever has been done by the appropriated design of virtual artificial potential functions. These functions contain parameters that have intuitive physical meaning and that can be easily adjusted to change the force sensations fed to the user. To validate our approach, experiments have been carried out.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eloísa García-Canseco
    • 1
  • Alain Ayemlong-Fokem
    • 1
  • Alex Serrarens
    • 2
  • Maarten Steinbuch
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Control Systems Technology GroupEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Drivetrain Innovations BV, Croy 46EindhovenThe Netherlands

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