STEERING WHEEL solutions

Increased safety in a cost-effective way

FORCIOT® printed stretchable electronics solution can be placed in various areas of the steering wheel, covering the points of interest for touch and force measurement, and HMI touch control. FORCIOT® steering wheel solution is thin and elastic.

Stretchable sensor solution with accurate touch and force sensing is designed according to the selected steering wheel. Solution detects human hand reliably because of the force measurement and software dynamic result. Self-calibrating algorithms ensure functionality for product lifetime.

HMI control buttons and sliders can be integrated into the same solution structure in steering wheel being close to your hands for intuitive user experience.

THIN STRETCHABLE ELECTRONICS FIT SEAMLESSLY INTO STEERING WHEEL STRUCTURES

FORCIOT® GRIP – Next gereration stretchable multisolution for safe driving

FORCIOT® GRIP is a product solution for steering wheels, where grip detection sensor and printed stretchable heating element are combined in one multi-solution for enhanced safety and use experience.

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Less layers

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Less electronics

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Less costs

SUPPLEMENTING THE LEGAL REQUIREMENTS

FORCIOT® steering wheel solutions ensure that car manufacturers meet the highest standards of safety for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and future needs of autonomous driving.

  • Extensive and accurate data
  • Opportunities for value-added features
  • Complementing ADAS and legal requirements

COMMANDED STEERING FUNCTIONS

UNECE R79

Regulation No 79 of the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (UN/ECE) on steering equipment is to add some technical requirements to LKAS to address driver misuse-related safety concerns. Applicable to all new production vehicles from April 1 st 2021 on, R79 requires LKAS-equipped vehicles to have hands-on detection (HoD) to indicate that the driver is holding the steering control.

DRIVER PRESENCE MONITORING

UNECE R157

UNECE Regulation No 157 is for cars equipped with Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS). SAE Level 3 cars equipped with Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS) must be able to detect if the driver is available and in an appropriate driving position to respond to a transition demand by monitoring the driver. The vehicle must be able to detect that the driver is available to take over the driving task when the ALKS is activated and is in primary control of the vehicle. The driver shall be deemed to be unavailable unless at least two availability criteria (e.g. input to driver-exclusive vehicle control, eye blinking, eye closure, conscious head or body movement) have individually determined that the driver is available in the last 30 seconds.

DRIVER MONITORING SYSTEM (DMS)

General Safety Regulations

General Safety Requirements/ Regulations are a range of mandatory advanced driver assistant systems issued by the European Union to improve road safety and established the legal framework for the approval of automated and fully driverless vehicles in the EU. For example, for cars and vans, the new measures of safety features to assist the driver include lane-keeping systems and automated braking, intelligent speed assistance, or driver drowsiness and distraction warnings. 

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Distraction and Drowsiness Recognition

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Recognizing Driver Availability

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Detecting Dangerous Behavior

HMI FOR ADVANCED USER EXPERIENCE

Mechanical switches and buttons in the steering wheel can be replaced with seamless HMI touch controllers. Any area of the steering wheel can be turned into smart surface: Side panels, spokes, center console or part and rim area. HMI solutions are care-free and sustainable solutions with no mechanical parts. 

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