Situationally Aware In-Car Information Presentation Using Incremental Speech Generation: Safer, and More Effective

Kousidis, Spyridon and Kennington, Casey and Baumann, Timo and Buschmeier, Hendrik and Kopp, Stefan and Schlangen, David

Holding non-co-located conversations while driving is dangerous (Horrey and Wickens, 2006; Strayer et al., 2006), much more so than conversations with physically present, “situated” interlocutors (Drews et al., 2004). In-car dialogue systems typically resemble non-co-located conversations more, and share their negative impact (Strayer et al., 2013). We implemented and tested a simple strategy for making in-car dialogue systems aware of the driving situation, by giving them the capability to interrupt themselves when a dangerous situation is detected, and resume when over. We show that this improves both driving performance and recall of system-presented information, compared to a non-adaptive strategy.

In Proceedings of the EACL 2014 Workshop on Dialogue in Motion , 2014
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@inproceedings{Kousidis-2014,
  author = {Kousidis, Spyridon and Kennington, Casey and Baumann, Timo and Buschmeier, Hendrik and Kopp, Stefan and Schlangen, David},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the EACL 2014 Workshop on Dialogue in Motion},
  location = {Gothenburg, Sweden},
  pages = {68--72},
  title = {{Situationally Aware In-Car Information Presentation Using Incremental Speech Generation: Safer, and More Effective}},
  doi = {10.3115/v1/W14-0212},
  year = {2014}
}