Project: Speech Interfaces for Driver Information Systems

Reference: CSU 28/4/56

Last update: 01/08/2003 16:19:50


To investigate the use of speech interfaces, particularly automatic speech recognition, for in-vehicle information systems.


The feasibility of incorporating speech into such interfaces will be tested by developing speech prototypes and evaluating them against standard visual interfaces. Experimental studies will also be carried out into the ways in which human speech changes under conditions of noise and high mental workload.


Human Sciences & Advanced Technology (HUSAT) Research Institute
Loughborough University, The Elms, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1RG
01509 611088

Watling Street, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10 0TU
+44 (0)2476 355000

Defence Evaluation Research Agency
DERA Malvern, St. Andrew's Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3PS
01684 894364

Alpine Electronics of UK Ltd
13 Tanners Drive, Blakelands, Milton Keynes, MK14 5BU
01908 611556

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £20,073.00

Actual start date: 01 April 1998

Actual completion date: 30 November 2000


Speech Interfaces for Driver Information (SPEECH IDEAS)
Author: R Graham, C Carter, A W Stedmon & J H Richardson
Publication date: 01/04/2001
Source: Loghbourough University Ref no. L131251004

Summary of results

  1. Executive Summary available on DfT Research Web page. LINK Inland Surface Transport Programme Executive Summaries Brochure

Departmental Assessment Status: None. Project completed prior to implementation of Departmental Publication Scheme.