Haptic Velocity Guidance System by Accelerator Pedal Force Control for Enhancing Eco-Driving Performance

  • Feilong Yin
  • Ryuzo Hayashi
  • Raksincharoensak Pongsathorn
  • Nagai Masao
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 200)


This paper describes a haptic velocity guidance system with the purpose of realizing better fuel efficiency and enhancing road capacity by using information from Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). By controlling the accelerator pedal reaction force, the proposed system provides a desired pedal stroke and guides the driver to achieve a desired velocity in real time. The effectiveness of the proposed haptic velocity guidance method is verified by experiments using Driving Simulator (DS). The comparison with the other guidance HMI is presented via experimental results. The experimental results show that the proposed haptic guidance, which provides high accuracy and quick response in velocity tracking, is a promising velocity guidance HMI.


Pedal force control Haptic velocity guidance Human–machine-interface 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Feilong Yin
    • 1
  • Ryuzo Hayashi
    • 1
  • Raksincharoensak Pongsathorn
    • 1
  • Nagai Masao
    • 1
  1. 1.Tokyo University of Agriculture and TechnologykoganeiJapan

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