Imagine if someone could read your mind. Sounds freaky right? Now, what more if a car could do the same? Odds are, you probably won't be driving that car again.
Well, for Nissan, they don't seem to think it is creepy. Instead, the automaker says having 'mind-reading' technology in vehicles could make driving easier and even safer.
Called Brain-to-Vehicle (B2V), Nissan will be revealing the new mind-reading technology at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Asia 2019. To be specific, the technology does not read your specific thoughts because that is still a thing of science fiction.
Instead, the driver wears a device on their head that measures brain wave activity, which is then analyzed by the onboard autonomous system. The system then recognizes whether a driver is about to brake, swerve or perform any maneuver and begin those actions by 0.2 to 0.5 seconds faster than the driver. According to Nissan, this system improves reaction time and even 'enhance manual driving'.
Aside from predicting a driver's movement, the B2V tech can also detect and evaluate whether a driver is feeling discomfort. Artificial intelligence can then change driver configuration or driving style when in autonomous mode to reduce discomfort. Other uses of the tech include adjusting the vehicle's internal environment. In particular, the technology can use augmented reality to adjust what the driver sees and create a more relaxing environment.
Visitors of CES Asia 2019 can experience B2V tech at work together with Invisible-to-Visible technology and the IMs concept. CES Asia 2019 runs from June 11 to 13 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) and the Kerry Hotel in the Pudong New Area, Shanghai.