Steering Wheel

User Experience

As the steering wheel is the handshake of the car to the driver, multifunctional steering wheels include switches for controlling infotainment and advanced driver assistance systems. Joyson Safety Systems is not only using switches from a variety of suppliers, but as part of the Joyson Electronics Group we are able to provide our customers with latest switch technology including force based touch control and active haptics which also serve as visual feedback systems.

These technologies follow our vision of mobility safety as driver distraction can be reduced.

Steering Wheel — User Experience 01

3D Switch®

Joyson Safety Systems developed its own force based position tracking interface, a device with digitally controlled tactile and acoustic feedback. This allows various new options for design, material and human interface interactions.

This 3D Switch® combines safe activation and optimal functional integration into the steering wheel. It helps to minimize driving distraction by enabling a driver to locate a desired button and activate functions deliberately through the application of force and receive feedback when the system has been activated or deactivated - all while keeping eyes on the road and hands on the wheel. The technology allows different sensitivity settings for individual vehicle models.

Steering Wheel — User Experience 02

Lightbar

Light elements integrated in the steering wheel rim can support frontal collision warnings, indicate autonomous driving modes or warn when hands have been removed from the steering wheel. Especially but not limited to be located at the 12 o'clock position of the steering wheel rim the light element is in the peripheral view of the driver and can significantly reduce reaction times. Therefore the system is directly influencing safety.

Joyson Safety System is able to integrate a variety of different technologies and designs in the steering wheel rim supporting any driver assistance or automation function.

Steering Wheel — User Experience 03

Ambient Illumination

Ambient lighting features support the interior of modern cars in many ways. The steering wheel can provide several solutions for comfort, individualization and branding.

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