Embodied Cognitive Architecture to Support Driver Performance

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)


Fully autonomous cars are expected to appear on roads in the near future. Nowadays, the driving task is already supported by automation, which has begun to change the task, especially in terms of attentional processes: the more the car is automated, the more the monitoring sub-task is diversified. Thus, the increasing part of attention involved in monitoring should be considered in the design of fully automated cars. This paper proposes an embodied cognitive architecture, that senses driver attentional states in order to design intelligent interfaces supporting the driving performance. That new module entitled »Driver Cognitive Model of Attention», globally inserted in the autonomous driving car architecture implies to equip the vehicle with sensors that allows to infer driver cognitive states, specifically attention.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th International Conference on Intelligent Systems 2018: Theory, Research and Innovation in Applications, IS 2018 - Proceedings
EditorsJoão Martins, Vladimir Jotsov, Robert Bierwolf, João Pedro Mendonça, Ricardo Jardim-Gonçalves, Maria Marques
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781538670972
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2018
Event9th International Conference on Intelligent Systems, IS 2018 - Funchal - Madeira, Portugal
Duration: 25 Sept 201827 Sept 2018


Conference9th International Conference on Intelligent Systems, IS 2018
CityFunchal - Madeira


  • Attention
  • Autonomous car architecture
  • Driving task
  • Embodied cognition


Dive into the research topics of 'Embodied Cognitive Architecture to Support Driver Performance'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this