Conference Proceeding

Preliminary Studies of Mono-Pulse Braking Haptic Displays for Rear-End Collision Warning

  • Louis Tijerina (Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, MI 48128)


This paper summarizes two studies of mono-pulse braking for rear-end collision avoidance applications. The first study was a single-vehicle parameter-setting study without a lead vehicle that produced recommended pulse braking display duration and jerk rate. However, results also indicated that pulse braking display magnitude influenced the magnitude of driver braking behavior. A second study examined the impact of this driver interface concept both when a lead vehicle was braking to a stop and when the display came on even though the lead vehicle was not slowing down. The results indicated that in the first case drivers modulated their response according to the constraints of the situation rather than the magnitude of the haptic display. On approximately one-third of false positive trials, brief and mild inappropriate braking responses were recorded.

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Tijerina, L., (2001) “Preliminary Studies of Mono-Pulse Braking Haptic Displays for Rear-End Collision Warning”, Driving Assessment Conference 1(2001), 219-225. doi:

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Published on
16 Aug 2001
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