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.

Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications
Tobias Wagner
Tobias Wagner
PhD Student in HCI

My research interests include gaze-assisted systems for teaching and learning, eye-tracking, and gaze-based interaction