Here are a few photos taken during the Haptics Class Project Demonstrations on May 3, 2011.
Haptic Feedback Steering WheelIn uncoupled steering systems such as drive by wire, it is necessary for the driver to feel a simulated reaction torque related to tire/road interactions. To investigate this haptic necessity, we constructed a simple stationary force feedback steering wheel. This paper describes a low cost force feedback steering wheel system and introduces several driving events to validate the unit's fidelity. Qualitative testing was done without the use of a display to see how the feel of these road events compares to the feel of driving in a car. This low budget solution looks to simply evaluate the torque magnitude and oscillation that is fed back to the driver through the steering wheel.