Study on the Perceived Quality of Hand-Operated Mechanical Controls in Passenger Cars Using the Example of Air Vents

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Authors: Michael TonderaMatthias FischerJulia KaiserThomas Maier

Abstract: Users perceiving mechanical controls as high quality is critical in au-tomotive engineering. This study examines how 30 participants rated three air vents taken from one vehicle segment. Results indicate that the haptic sense had the greatest influence on the judgement of quality. Participants were even able to detect differentiation of actuation path length and forces. Technical haptic parame-ters were identified that promise favorable impressions. Future research should use a test-rig to enable specific manipulation of technical parameters.

Keywords: Interface, Passenger Car, Haptic, Comfort, Perceived Quality, Control Devices, Air Vent

DOI: 10.54941/ahfe1001126

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