SIMSI: Safe In-vehicle Multimodal Speech Interfaces
Purpose and goal
The primary goal of the project has been to carry out research focusing on reducing driver distraction using integrated multimodality and dialogue strategies for cognitive load management. Based on the research, the project has developed interaction strategies for minimizing distraction, and empirically investigated different interaction strategies from a safety perspective.
Results and expected effects
SIMSI has developed existing technology combining integrated multimodality designed to minimize visual distraction with dialogue strategies for cognitive load management. SIMSI has brought this technology closer to market by making clearer how the Talkamatic Dialogue Manager integrates with existing commercial technologies. We have developed a testing platform for distraction in in-vehicle interaction which will feed future research and development. The University of Gothenburg aim to re-use the platform in future projects, including EU projects.
Approach and implementation
- Technical setup for testing and demonstrating the system was constructed to enable simulator tests and demonstrations of the system. - Implemented applications to interact with were designed and implemented, to enable testing of the generic interaction strategies developed in the project. - Interaction strategies for reducing visual and cognitive distraction were designed and implemented. - Tests of the implemented applications and strategies were carried out that potentially allows results to feed back into the development cycle.