Nissan has revealed its new Brain-to-Vehicle (B2V) connectivity technology and it is currently on display at the 2018 CES in Las Vegas.
This breakthrough from Nissan is the result of research into using brain decoding technology to predict a driver’s actions and detect discomfort:
The driver wears the B2V headset which reads brain waves. This information is relayed to the vehicle, so that it reacts to your thoughts quicker than you can. By anticipating intended movement, the systems can take actions – such as turning the steering wheel or slowing the car – 0.2 to 0.5 seconds faster than the driver, while remaining largely imperceptible.
The technology can also be applied to increase driver comfort. By detecting and evaluating driver discomfort, artificial intelligence can change the driving configuration or driving style when in autonomous mode.
“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.
A driving simulator is being used at the show to demonstrate some elements of the technology.