Nissan Motors working on technology to create mind-reading cars
As demands for cars continued to grow tremendously since a decade, Nissan has envisioned building up safety measures in its upcoming models. The automobile company is joining forces with French École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (E.P.F.L.) to implement mind-reading technology in its products.
Mind wheelchair technology applies here
The scientists at E.P.F.L. explained that mind reading cars is a derivative concept gained from brain-machine interface systems, invented to facilitate wheelchair users maneuvering their chairs by telepathic system.
The Japanese car company, along with the scientists is now working on how to integrate the brain-machine interface (BMI) technology in the automobile field.
To utilize BMI technology for reading driver’s mind, scientists would need further statistically analyze and polish its biometric indicators, learn driver’s intentions and his cognitive state.
José del R. Millán, a professor at E.P.F.L. who is guiding the project says, “The idea is to blend driver and vehicle intelligence together in such a way that eliminates conflicts between them,” said
How does it work?
The concept of mind reading tech will work by blending together the intelligence of the driver and his car. The technology stresses on reducing the conflict between the two, for a smooth and safe ride.
If the BMI concept in cars works as per the vision of scientists, the future cars would determine the turns, speed, alignment and other maneuvering functions of the drivers.
One major challenge which scientists have been facing is that the technology demands high concentration levels from the machine for its implementation. If the machine falls short in its efficiency, it would fail to read human brainwaves, explain scientists.
If the machines turn compatible enough to gauge human’s eye motion and ambience outside the vehicle, a breakthrough could be soon achieved, stated the researchers.