Introducing VAMPIRE - Using Kinaesthetic Feedback in Virtual Reality for Automated Driving Experiments


Investigating trust, acceptance, and attitudes towards automated driving is often investigated in simulator experiments Therefore, behavioral validity is a crucial aspect of automated driving studies. However, static simulators have reduced behavioral validity because of their inherent safe environment. We propose VAMPIRE (VR automated movement platform for immersive realistic experiences), a movement platform designed to increase the sensation of realism in automated driving simulator studies using an automated wheelchair. In this work, we provide a detailed description to build the prototype (including software components and assembly instructions), a proposal for safety precautions, an analysis of possible movement patterns for overtaking scenarios, and practical implications for designers and practitioners. We provide all project-related files as auxiliary materials.

In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications