DOI: 10.14704/nq.2018.16.2.1182

The Driver’s Steering Feel Assessment Using EEG and EMG signals

Gao Zhenhai


Whereas the existing steering feel evaluation methods fail to objectively describe subjective feelings, this paper successfully implements physiological features analysis of both mental and physical workload. Several drivers were invited to attend double-lane change tests, during which the electroencephalogram and surface electromyogram signals of their shoulder muscles were obtained. The steering feel was rated subjectively after each test run. Through the comparison of subjective ratings, it was found that physiological features of both mental workload and workload were correlated with maneuverability and lane-change ability. This research sheds new light on measuring driver’s response in performance evaluation and provides valuable references for steering feel quantification.


Driver, Steering Feel, Subjective Evaluation, EEG, EMG

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