Would or wouldn’t it be good if cars knew what we were thinking? Whatever your opinion is on the matter, it seems it’ll be a possibility soon as Nissan has unveiled research that will enable vehicles to interpret signals from the driver’s brain! This sure will redefine how people interact with their cars.
The company’s Brain-to-Vehicle, or B2V, technology promises to speed up reaction times for drivers and will lead to cars that keep adapting to make driving more enjoyable.
Nissan will demonstrate capabilities of this exclusive technology at the CES 2018 trade show in Las Vegas. B2V is the latest development in Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s vision for transforming how cars are driven, powered and integrated into society.
“When most people think about autonomous driving, they have a very impersonal vision of the future, where humans relinquish control to the machines. Yet B2V technology does the opposite, by using signals from their own brain to make the drive even more exciting and enjoyable,” said Nissan Executive Vice President Daniele Schillaci. “Through Nissan Intelligent Mobility, we are moving people to a better world by delivering more autonomy, more electrification and more connectivity.”
This breakthrough from Nissan is the result of research into using brain decoding technology to predict a driver’s actions and detect discomfort. It can predict by catching signs that the driver’s brain is about to initiate a movement such as turning the steering wheel or pushing the accelerator pedal and the driver assist technologies can begin the action more quickly and it can detect by evaluating driver discomfort and the AI can change the driving configuration or style when in autonomous mode.
Other possible uses include adjusting the vehicle’s internal environment.