Nissan Develops Brain-to-Vehicle Technology

Nissan said it will demonstrate at the Consumer Electronics Show new technology designed to enable vehicles to interpret signals from the driver’s brain.

This brain-to-vehicle technology promises to speed up reaction times and lead to cars that keep adapting to the driver’s wishes, according to the automaker. By detecting signs that the driver’s brain is about to initiate a movement, such as turning the steering wheel, driver assist technologies can begin the action more quickly.

Additionally, Nissan said, the technology can detect and evaluate driver discomfort, triggering artificial intelligence that can change the driving configuration or driving style when the vehicle is in autonomous mode. The brain-to-vehicle technology, part of Nissan’s intelligent mobility initiative, is the result of research into brain-decoding technology that predicts driver actions and detects discomfort.

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