Brain-To-Vehicle Technology Could Be Available To The General Public Within Five To Ten Years
Cars which speed up drivers’ reaction times and anticipate acceleration, steering and braking by reading brainwaves could be available within five to ten years. Brain-to-Vehicle technology, or B2V, is the latest development in Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s vision for transforming how cars are driven, powered and integrated into society.
B2V will enable vehicles to interpret signals from the driver’s brain, redefining how drivers interact with their cars. As well as making road travel safer, the cars will keep adapting to make driving more enjoyable.
Nissan Executive Vice President Daniele Schillaci said about the new technology, “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. Through Nissan Intelligent Mobility, we are moving people to a better world by delivering more autonomy, more electrification and more connectivity.”
The development is the result of Nissan’s research into the use of brain decoding technology which can predict a driver’s actions and detect discomfort.
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 – driver assist technology begins the action more quickly. This can improve reaction times and enhance manual driving.
And by detecting and evaluating driver discomfort, artificial intelligence can change the driving configuration or driving style when in autonomous mode.