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Vehicle Digital Assistant

Senior Project: 2006-2007
Michelle Bourgeois, James Everton, Anthony (A. J.) Lindell and Ryan Phillips

Redefine Technologies is a very small company based in Golden, Colorado. The company was formed in 1995 with the purpose of creating websites for various companies, both large and small. In 2000, the company teamed up with several leading aerospace groups and began the production of embedded systems for various space applications, ranging from NASA to NORAD missions.

There are many devices that people use in their cars today that require the user to look away from the road to operate them. This, of course, could cause accidents. Redefine Technologies wanted to create a product -- the Vehicle Digital Assistant (VDA) -- that would address this issue. The VDA would provide a speech-based interface to these devices, creating a safer driving environment by allowing a hands-and-eyes-free in-car interface. The VDA would provide services that include the ability to make and receive phone calls, an address book facility, GPS-based driving directions and world news.

The group designed and developed the software components of this VDA. This entailed setting up the operating system, setting up communication between the user and the various peripherals (utilizing an online voice interaction system, BeVocal Café and VoiceXML), and developing a voice-response interface that a driver can use safely to access the services.

Audio:  Audio: Update Address Book  Transcript: Update Address Book  Update Address Book

Audio:  Audio: Change Mode Setting  Transcript: Change Mode Setting  Change Mode Setting
Voice Interaction
Voice Interaction
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