Nissan Will Soon Produce Telepathic Cars
Some cars have the capability of foreseeing when another vehicle on the road is coming too close, or when an animal quickly crosses in front of your car. But soon, cars like the Nissan Altima might just have the ability to read your mind. Yes, Nissan vehicles are becoming psychic.
Nissan is working with École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland to research "Brain Machine Interface" (BMI) concepts. The concept lets disabled people to maneuver wheelchairs by thought transference. Nissan is hoping to adapt this concept to be used in vehicles, so that disabled drivers (and able bodied ones) can drive telepathically.
"The Nissan and EPFL collaboration is developing systems that go to the next stage using statistical analysis to predict a diver's intentions and to evaluate a driver's cognitive state relevant to the driving environment," according to Motor Authority.1
Soon, vehicles may be able to foresee the driver's next move. An interface with the vehicle's GPS will help set up upcoming turns. A device may also read your facial expressions or eye movement to see where you'd like to go next. A car that could prepare itself for the next maneuver will help in selecting correct speed and road positioning.
For now, the vehicles you can test drive at Garland Nissan in Hopkinsville, Kentucky can only able to be operated using your body. However, that doesn't mean they aren't as futuristic.