This Carmaker Wants Your Brains to Complement Their New Technology?!


Normally, zombies are the ones who would go for your brain. But zombies can take a step back because Nissan’s coming to the forefront.

The famed carmaker will show off its latest development; the “brain-to-vehicle,” or B2V technology at Consumers Electronics Show 2018 happening in Las Vegas. The B2V “will enable vehicles to interpret signals from the driver’s brain, redefining how people interact with their cars.”, according to a statement from Nissan. They also stated that the B2V technology “promises to speed up reaction times for drivers and will lead to cars that keep adapting to make driving more enjoyable.”

Image from:   PCMag

Image from:  PCMag

If that doesn’t sound like something straight out of a sci-fi movie, we don’t know what else does!

How it works is that drivers put in a skull cap device with wires that measures the brain wave activity. The brain waves are analyzed by on-board autonomous systems, which helps you make decisions 0.2 to 0.5 second faster than normal. What it means is that the “brain decoding technology” can tell when you’re about to press the brakes and do it on your behalf.

Image from:  Hexus

Image from: Hexus

“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 technologies can begin the action more quickly,” Nissan said. “This can improve reaction times and enhance manual driving.”

For autonomous driving, the system can tell when the driver is "experiencing discomfort" and can adjust the driving configuration or driving style. It can even change the car’s internal environment. That means rather than you looking out at another KL jam, you can be cruising along the highway instead.

The research is part of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, which is supposed to “transform how cars are driven, powered and integrated into society.”

What do you think about this new technology coming up? Would you dare to give it a go? Leave a comment below!

Fun with CarsJoel Wong