To do this, they read the signals directly from the brain of the driver.
Nissan's experimental "Brain-to-Vehicle" (or "B2V" for short) technology allows cars to interpret signals from a driver's brain. Many current driver-assist systems can be a bit unpredictable or heavy handed in their responses, so it's not as if this is a problem that doesn't need to be addressed. Nevertheless, although experimenting with ways to enhance manual driving and make it more fun sounds great, it's a huge responsibility that involve security precautions that encompass subjects from mental states to its general health. The tech allows your auto to listen to your brain activity, anticipating your desire to turn or brake before the signal reaches your limbs. Senior Innovation Researcher Dr. Lucian Gheorghe of the Nissan Research Center called the tech's potential "incredible", believing that it represents "a catalyst for more Nissan innovation inside our vehicles in the years to come".
Though, generalizing have never been good, and for different automakers like Nissan, the idea of taking the "driver" out of driving has a whole new meaning.
Nissan's cars of the future could be able to read the driver's mind
Using brain decoding technology, B2V can predict a driver's actions and detect discomfort. - Thanks to the Nissan Intelligent Mobility, we move people to a better world by providing more autonomy, more electrifying and more connectivity. Now Nissan has come up with a technology created to make driving more fun for the folks behind the wheel: a "brain decoding" system that gives automobiles the ability to anticipate a driver's action - hit the brakes or gas or make a turn - and then initiate the action before he or she does. In addition, the system can evaluate the comfort of the driver and to change the configuration or style of driving in Autonomous mode.
This technology works on a predict and detect system. Nissan estimates reaction times would drop by 0.2 to 0.5 seconds using the technology.
Now, during testing, the drivers wear a device that measures the activity of brain waves. It said that Nissan will demonstrate capabilities of this exclusive technology at the CES 2018 trade show in Las Vegas.