Nissan reveals Brain-to-Vehicle technology ahead of CES 2018

Nissan reveals Brain-to-Vehicle technology ahead of CES 2018

Nissan reveals Brain-to-Vehicle technology ahead of CES 2018

Technology developed at Nissan in Japan which gathers and processes signals from a driver's brain, could be used to speed up reaction times, improve driver comfort, and even pave the way to a more personalised form of autonomous driving, the company claims.

Nissan said its breakthrough is the result of research into using brain decoding technology to predict a driver's actions and identify discomfort.

Nissan will be displaying its B2V technology on a driving simulator at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas between January 8 and 12. "Yet B2V technology does the opposite, by using signals from their own brain to make the drive even more exciting and enjoyable", he said.

With the help of an electroencephalography (EEG) headset, though, Nissan hopes to allow us to respond to these situations by as much as 0.2 to 0.5 seconds faster by predicting our next actions, such as hitting the brakes or turning. Also, the tech will detect whether a driver is comfortable while the auto is in autonomous mode and adjust the driving style or configuration on the fly. "The potential applications of the technology are incredible", said Gheorghe. By determining that the driver is getting ready to turn the steering wheel or come to a stop, for instance, the system prepares to help the driver in this action.

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B2V technology is the newest development in the company's Nissan Intelligent Mobility effort and its race to produce self-driving vehicles.

The tech requires the driver to wear a device that measures brain wave activity.

The technology is set to get a proper showcase in a driving simulator at CES 2018 next week, but it's created to help humans respond to risky situations faster than if they were simply driving the vehicle in a traditional way.

While everyone else is focusing on innovations such as self-driving and electrical cars, Nissan is over here trying to get us to partially drive cars with our minds.

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Nissan's B2V technology is the world's first system of its kind. This may mean adjusting the driving style or aspects of the car's interior. Nissan claims that the tech allows the steering wheel to be turned or the auto slowed 0.2 to 0.5 seconds faster than the driver alone while remaining largely imperceptible to the driver.

It'll be demonstrating the technology next week, at CES 2018.

While some sectors of the automobile industry are pushing hard to advance driverless vehicle technology, with this project Nissan keeps a foot in the traditional driven-vehicle space, but with a unique twist.

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