1st International ICST Symposium on Vehicular Computing Systems

Research Article

Vehicle as a Co-Driver

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.ISVCS2008.3806,
        author={N.B. Serbedzija and A.M Calvosa and A. Ragnoni},
        title={Vehicle as a Co-Driver},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Symposium on Vehicular Computing Systems},
        keywords={Vehicular adaptive control Affective computing Middleware Automotive applications},
  • N.B. Serbedzija
    A.M Calvosa
    A. Ragnoni
    Year: 2010
    Vehicle as a Co-Driver
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.ISVCS2008.3806
N.B. Serbedzija1,*, A.M Calvosa2,*, A. Ragnoni3,*
  • 1: Fraunhofer FIRST, Berlin
  • 2: Ferrari S.P.A. Maranello, Modena
  • 3: Ferrari S.P.A, Maranello, Modena
*Contact email: nikola@first.fhg.de, ACalvosa@ferrari.it, ARagnoni@ferrari.it


Rapid developments of sensor devices and methods for seamless man-machine interaction have provided possibilities to enrich driver’s assistance in vehicles. Not only that a vehicle can contribute to a safer driving, it may also influence driver’s attitude and mood by observing the driver and adapting the vehicle settings and ambient according to the driver’s psychophysiological state. The paper concentrates on new possibilities that affective computing brings and explores innovative application scenarios and the ways they can be deployed in practice. A new approach transforms a vehicle into a friendly, subtle helper. The vehicle as a co-driver system ensures that a driver is never left alone – even in single vehicle occupancy.