Emotive Driver Advisor System (EDAS)

  • Oleg Gusikhin
  • Erica Klampfl
  • Dimitar Filev
  • Yifan Chen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 89)


This paper describes the Emotive Driver Advisory System (EDAS), Ford Research & Advanced Engineering’s project on next generation driver assistance. EDAS integrates several emerging technologies, focusing on personalization and adaptive and intelligent behavior. We will provide a high-level overview of the EDAS architecture, focusing on novel consumer-facing features, such as the emotive spoken dialogue system and an Avatar as an automotive human machine interface. Furthermore, we will discuss the benefits of cloud-based vehicle infotainment and decision support and how this can be integrated in a vehicle environment. The system concept was revealed at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show and the 2009 North American International Auto Show.


Driver aware vehicle Computational intelligence Spoken dialogue system Embodied conversational agents Affective computing Cloud-based infotainment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oleg Gusikhin
    • 1
  • Erica Klampfl
    • 1
  • Dimitar Filev
    • 1
  • Yifan Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.Ford Research & Advanced EngineeringDearbornU.S.A.

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