Ever thought of driving a car with your thoughts itself? The hands-free driving may not be too far off. Nissan has teamed up with the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland (EPFL) to work on mind-reading vehicle technology.
This technology is not new, EPFL researchers are already working on mind-reading wheelchair systems. The system works by monitoring brain activity, eye movement, and the surrounding environment to predict whether a driver wants to make a right turn, speed up, or change lanes on the highway.
Professor José del R. Millán of EPFL explains:
“The idea is to blend driver and vehicle intelligence together in such a way that eliminates conflicts between them, leading to a safer motoring environment,”
It looks like mind-reading cars could be our traveling style in future.