Driver-less Cars Are Old News -- These New Nissans Drive with Your Brain

The tech should take another 5 to 10 years to become fully developed.

Test drive of Nissan’s brain-to-vehicle technology (B2V) in Atsugi

Test drive of Nissan’s brain-to-vehicle technology (B2V) in Atsugi

It's easy to find that the times of autonomous cars are not quite upon us, with some manufacturers which makes great strides in carrying that wheel-turning and pedal-pushing away from error-prone and exhausted humans. But imagine if you could drive the vehicle just by thinking about it? This could be the assurance of cutting-edge technology being manufactured by Nissan, that will be unveiling the world's very first brain-to-vehicle technology at the Consumer Electronics Show at Vegas.

Nissan's system "decodes" what the driver is thinking, anticipating responses and turns to road requirements to boost the driving experience. The "B2V" system has got the driver wear a skull cap that's reading activity inside the brain when transmitting guidelines to steering, braking and acceleration systems.

Lucian Gheorghe, the researcher who leads the job for Nissan, '' explained that while the motorist remains in control of the vehicle, turning the wheel and hitting against gas, the vehicle uses readings combined with artificial intelligence to predict such movements, starting actions 0.2 to 0.5 moments sooner.

"We imagine a future where manual driving continues to be a price of society," said Gheorghe. "Transferring pleasure is some thing as humans we have to not lose"

George, with a doctorate in neural technology, sees that technique as an enhancement of the driving experience. It's going to soon be important in a future where even with autonomous vehicles, there will be situations when people are going to want to drive themselves.

"You are feeling that you're a much better driver or the car is more sporty and more responsive," expounded Georghe. "In autonomous driving, we are not building boxes by which you're sleeping. We're developing a positive-experience delivering auto"

The tech should take the following 5 to 10 years to become fully grown.

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