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Tech & Science Nissan Wants To Read Your Mind While You're Driving

06:20  12 january  2018
06:20  12 january  2018 Source:   gizmodo.com.au

Nissan's future cars could read your mind

  Nissan's future cars could read your mind Most automakers are figuring out how to take the "driver" out of driving, but Nissan is using tech to make it more fun. It's researching what it calls "brain-to-vehicle" (B2V) tech that can read your brainwaves and figure out what you're going to do next. After the driver puts on a skullcap device that can measure brain activity, an AI system can then predict if you're going to turn or brake, and initiate the action 0.2 to 0.5 seconds before you react.

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Nissan wants to monitor your brain so it can know what you ' re about to do—and help you do it. The driving simulator, which Nissan demonstrated at CES in Las Vegas last week, includes a seat and basic steering wheel, but no pedals (the sim controls speed), in front of three wide screens giving an

a circuit board© iStock Nissan has gone full sci-fi with this video for CES2018 that looks to demonstrate its kind-of unbelievable Brain-to-Vehicle technology that wants to read your mind.

According to the video, posted below, Nissan have been working with neuroscientists to discover ways of reading the driver's brain activity while they're driving.

The idea is that, while you're on the road, your brain works ahead of time to anticipate the moves you want to make, so Nissan wants to be able to capture that data and then use it to help the car make those anticipated movements up to half a second earlier than you could by yourself.

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You ' re viewing YouTube in Russian. You can change this preference below. The driving simulator, which Nissan demonstrated at CES in Las Vegas last week, includes a seat and basic steering wheel, but no pedals (the sim controls speed), in front of three wide screens giving an almost wrap-around

Nissan Motor Co. has developed new “brain-to-vehicle” technology that essentially allows a car to read your mind . In addition to anticipating drivers ’ moves, the skullcap could detect drivers ’ preferences and levels of discomfort while the vehicle is in autonomous mode and make adjustments accordingly

Say you're coming up to a right hand turn and just about to start turning the wheel. What Brain-to-Vehicle will do is start turning the wheel the moment your brain triggers the muscle responses in your body to make the same move, giving you just a fraction more time in case something happens to go wrong.

Half a second isn't really a very long time. But, when you're moving at speed, the amount of time it takes to think of a move before actually doing it can also be the time it takes for something to go horribly wrong, so this could be end up a pretty crucial safety feature down the track.

Will we ever be able to trust driverless cars? .
As cars become more automated, some experts worry that we are becoming complacent drivers.Putting on a virtual reality headset, obscuring the view of the road altogether, might seem even crazier.

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