Nissan is developing a new technology called Brain-to-Vehicle (B2V) — a high-tech system that can predict the driver’s movements. This breakthrough aims to speed up the reaction time of motorists, as well as adapt to improve in-cabin comfort levels.
Using a brain decoding system and a wearable device, B2V will catch signs that the driver is about to initiate movements such as turning the steering wheel or stepping on the pedals. This will then allow the driver assist technologies to take action up to 0.5 seconds quicker than autonomous systems today.
In addition, it can detect and evaluate the driver’s discomfort levels. The system will then use its artificial intelligence to adjust driving style/configuration to provide additional comfort.
According to Nissan, this technology can also alter the vehicle’s internal environment using augmented reality. For example, it can change your view of the stressful traffic on EDSA to the relaxing countryside scenery. Sounds amazing? Let’s just see how this will fair against the Anti-distracted Driving Act (ADDA).
The Japanese brand will demonstrate some elements of the B2V, which is part of their Nissan Intelligent Mobility, using a driving simulator at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next week. We just hope they do something about the size of that wearable device.