About GetHomeSafe

GetHomeSafe is a European Commision Collaborative Project – STREP aiming to develop a system for safe information access (search, navigation, points of interest) and communication (texting) while driving as well as basic functionalities such as music management, address book, phone management search facilities and even social media update. The project will develop solutions involving multimodal dialogue, where speech, a key modality, will be handled by a hybrid (local and remote) speech recognition module.

GetHomeSafe is a so called "Carrier Project" for EIT ICT Labs.(Action Line Intelligent Mobility and Transportation Systems). In 2012, the project receives additional funding for "Open Source Boosting" of the driving simulator OpenDS. The following GetHomeSafe partners are affiliated to EIT ICT Labs: DFKI, KTH.


The overall aims of this project are to investigate, prototype and evaluate User Interface techniques that address search and communicative needs of people while driving. The voice recognition system exists already but the GetHomeSafe objective is to adapt existing solutions to the noisy environment of a car and its surrounding, and also to get out of the vocal state menu.

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The expected result of the project is a system for safe information access and communication for drivers based on voice recognition. Project partners will develop a prototype automotive multi-modal system that specializes in providing especially the following functions: Search functionality which will allow a quick access to most options available in the system (research of an address, of a specific point of interest).

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(scientific, technical, socio-economical)

On the basis of existing systems developed by project partners GetHomeSafe will become a new and safer system tested in realistic environments.

Furthermore, the system leaves the driver in full control, and will for example back off if told to do so, or become more explicit if this is requested.

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