Nissan has unveiled its new Brain-to-Vehicle technology that will give cars the ability to interpret signals from the driver’s brain. Nissan’s Brain-to-Vehicle, technology will speed up reaction times for drivers and lead to cars that are able to adapt to different situations.
By anticipating intended movement, the new technology can take actions, such as turning the steering wheel or slowing the car – 0.2 to 0.5 seconds faster than the driver. B2V is the latest development in Nissan Intelligent Mobility. Nissan will show off the Brain-to-Vehicle technology at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this month.
“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,” said Nissan Executive Vice President Daniele Schillaci. “Through Nissan Intelligent Mobility, we are moving people to a better world by delivering more autonomy, more electrification and more connectivity.”
This breakthrough from Nissan is the result of research into using brain decoding technology to predict a driver’s actions and detect discomfort:
Predict: 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. This can improve reaction times and enhance manual driving.
Detect: By detecting and evaluating driver discomfort, artificial intelligence can change the driving configuration or driving style when in autonomous mode.