Welcome to AdVitam Project Website


AdVitam stands for Adaptive Driver-Vehicule InTerAction to Make future driving safer. It is a 4 years (2018-2022) research project co-funded by Hasler Fundation.

AdVitam explores how human-vehicle interface (HVI) can be designed at different level of attention in shared control driving to keep the driver at the optimum cognitive load and to fully support the potential of semi-automated driving.

The project aims at contributing to the vision of a car as a companion where the driver and the car work collaboratively and interactively as team-members to control the vehicle.

This project involves three PhD students. The first one works on multi-sensory experiences considering the entire car interior in order to support driver supervision tasks and increase situational awareness. The second one investigates how to use different modalities and combine them to improve the intervention of the driver during take-over requests. The third one studies how we can use several psychophysiological signals in order to assess the driver state in real-time.

The work of the three students will outcome in a novel collaborative interaction model between the driver and the vehicle in shared-control driving.


~01 Dec 2022~

Check out our last video!

It shows the final prototype developed in the AdVitam project, which was evaluated with 35 drivers in a fixed-base driving simulator.

~ 17 October 2022~

All the data collected in this project have been made available to the scientific community. This is a set of physiological and behavioural data collected in 6 fixed-base driving simulator experiments from 346 drivers. All experiments simulated conditional automation (Level 3 of automation according to the taxonomy released by the Society of Automotive Engineers), except for experiment 1 (Level 0 – manual driving).

It can be downloaded on the Zenodo repository here. Please cite us if you use these data.

~ 9 and 10 September 2021~

We organized a workshop at Automotive UI 2021 with the University of Saint-Gallen and the company Cerence GmbH.

~7 May 2021~

We organized a workshop at CHI 2021 with the University of Messina (Italy), Distributed & Interactive Systems group. Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (Netherlands) and CNRS-SAMOVAR (France).

~Sep – Oct 2020~

We presented our simulator at GSGS. You can watch our video and check out our poster here:

~22 Oct 2019~

Check out our last video!

The various concepts of Human Vehicle Interaction developed for the project are presented. It also shows the physiological signals recorded throughout the experiments.

~22 Sep 2019~

The results of the Workshop on Explainable AI in Automated Driving: a User-Centered Interaction Approach we facilitated at the Automotive UI conference in Utrecht are available on this link.
Have a look at the great creations that were created this afternoon!