Nissan Working On “Brain-to-Vehicle” Technology

Nissan has unveiled it’s latest research into automated vehicle technologies with “brain-to-vehicle” (B2V) tech aimed towards improving reaction times for drivers and improving driving enjoyment through vehicle learning.

Nissan will demonstrate how B2V works at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada. “When most people think about autonomous driving, they have a very impersonal vision of the future, where humans relinquish control to the machines. Yet B2V technology does the opposite, by using signals from their own brain to make the drive even more exciting and enjoyable,” said Nissan Executive Vice President Daniele Schillaci. “Through Nissan Intelligent Mobility, we are moving people to a better world by delivering more autonomy, more electrification and more connectivity.”

As the video below demonstrates, B2V works by analyzing the user’s brain and making predictions as to planned movements in controlling the vehicle. These predictions can be used to both decrease reaction times to improve vehicle safety and maneuvering as well as to improve driver-vehicle interactions and perceptions, giving the driver more confidence on the road.