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IJSTR >> Volume 9 - Issue 2, February 2020 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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Driver Fatigue Reduction Using Touch Enabled Steering Wheel

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Dr. P. Somasundaram, Dr. C. Jegadheesan, M. Srinithin, R. Saravanan, C. Madhu Krishnan



Arduino, ergonomics, Fatigue stress, Safety and comfort, Touch sensor.



An Automotive vehicle had changed drastically since they were made. One of the major concerns in automobile is safety and comfort. When travelling at 65 mph driver can be driving blind for 100 to 200 feet looking down at the small switches located slightly below steering wheel, so it can be achieved by fitting the control switches in the steering wheel based on the ergonomics law that makes the driver, comfort and convenient while driving and it also reduces the driver’s distractions while operation. But the desired amount of comfort is not achieved with this existing system while often usage of horn especially during long rides because of its hardness during operation and also it produces the fatigue stress to the drivers. An effective way for elimination of fatigue stress could be achieved by replacing the conventional switches to touch enabled switches and also by changing its position of mounting it. For this, we use the Arduino Uno as a control unit and it can actuate the relay whenever signal from the touch sensor (via human). Thus, this method reduces the fatigue stress and increases the comfort and reduces the distraction to the driver.



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