On the 15th of April the final results of the EU project AIDE were presented in Goteborg. AIDE stands for Adaptive Integrated Driver-vehicle Interface. The project was carried out by 28 partners from industry and research. AIDE is concerned with driver assistance and information. The aim was to develop an interface between vehicle and driver which would react taking into account the current situation.
For example: if the AIDE-system recognizes that the driver would be over challenged with an incoming phone call on top of a demanding driving situation, then the incoming call would not be put through. The driver could concentrate on the driving task, whilst the system keeps any distractions from him.
One of the results of the project is the ‘AIDE cook book’, which was put together by psychologists and engineers in order to collect rating methods and safety measures.
The AIDE project took up four years and was the only EU project dedicated to the man-machine interface. Its five main topics were:
driver, environment and vehicle observation, future driver assistance systems and vehicle information systems including mobile devices.
The project was part of the sixth frame work.