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

ACL ID W14-0212
Title Situationally Aware In-Car Information Presentation Using Incremental Speech Generation: Safer, and More Effective
Venue EACL Workshop on Dialogue in Motion
Session
Year 2014
Authors

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.