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Nissan Unveils Brain-to-Vehicle Tech at CES 2018

Nissan Unveils Brain-to-Vehicle Tech at CES 2018

For the last few years, the future of automotive transportation has seemingly turned towards self-driving vehicles. But at this year’s CES, Nissan appears willing to buck that trend with its new brain-to-vehicle (B2V) technology. Instead of taking control away from the driver, the B2V tech is designed to enhance the driving experience by monitoring the driver’s brain and interpreting its signals. The subsequent increased response times for drivers may deliver a much smoother journey on the road.

Via ABC News, a Nissan spokesperson indicated that the brain-to-vehicle tech is pushing back against autonomous vehicles by ensuring that drivers won’t become obsolete. By wearing specially designed helmets and sensors, the B2V will theoretically be able to anticipate the driver’s movements ahead of time. For example, the car will automatically begin turning the steering wheel or accelerating based upon the data from the driver’s brainwaves, which is interpreted in real time.

To a certain extent, the B2V can even read a driver’s emotional state and level of discomfort, which makes it sound like the car could double as a mood ring. The brain waves will help the car adjust to the driving style of each user while adapting to meet the individual needs of the driver. According to Nissan, one of the ultimate goals of this technology is to make driving more enjoyable for its customers. The B2v tech is the first of its kind among automakers, and it’s unclear when or if Nissan intends to release it to consumers. But it is a glimpse at a possible new future for drivers.

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