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Title: Haptic seat for fuel economy feedback

Abstract

A process of providing driver fuel economy feedback is disclosed in which vehicle sensors provide for haptic feedback on fuel usage. Such sensors may include one or more of a speed sensors, global position satellite units, vehicle pitch/roll angle sensors, suspension displacement sensors, longitudinal accelerometer sensors, throttle position in sensors, steering angle sensors, break pressure sensors, and lateral accelerometer sensors. Sensors used singlely or collectively can provide enhanced feedback as to various environmental conditions and operating conditions such that a more accurate assessment of fuel economy information can be provided to the driver.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1344515
Patent Number(s):
9,428,124
Application Number:
13/461,916
Assignee:
SAVANNAH NUCLEAR SOLUTIONS, LLC (Aiken, SC) SRS
DOE Contract Number:
AC09-08SR22470
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 May 02
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION

Citation Formats

Bobbitt, III, John Thomas. Haptic seat for fuel economy feedback. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Bobbitt, III, John Thomas. Haptic seat for fuel economy feedback. United States.
Bobbitt, III, John Thomas. Tue . "Haptic seat for fuel economy feedback". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1344515.
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abstractNote = {A process of providing driver fuel economy feedback is disclosed in which vehicle sensors provide for haptic feedback on fuel usage. Such sensors may include one or more of a speed sensors, global position satellite units, vehicle pitch/roll angle sensors, suspension displacement sensors, longitudinal accelerometer sensors, throttle position in sensors, steering angle sensors, break pressure sensors, and lateral accelerometer sensors. Sensors used singlely or collectively can provide enhanced feedback as to various environmental conditions and operating conditions such that a more accurate assessment of fuel economy information can be provided to the driver.},
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year = {Tue Aug 30 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
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