Paper: Using Speech to Reply to SMS Messages While Driving: An In-Car Simulator User Study

ACL ID P10-2058
Title Using Speech to Reply to SMS Messages While Driving: An In-Car Simulator User Study
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Short Paper
Year 2010
Authors

Speech recognition affords automobile drivers a hands-free, eyes-free method of replying to Short Message Service (SMS) text messages. Although a voice search approach based on template matching has been shown to be more robust to the chal- lenging acoustic environment of automo- biles than using dictation, users may have difficulties verifying whether SMS re- sponse templates match their intended meaning, especially while driving. Using a high-fidelity driving simulator, we com- pared dictation for SMS replies versus voice search in increasingly difficult driv- ing conditions. Although the two ap- proaches did not differ in terms of driving performance measures, users made about six times more errors on average using dictation than voice search.