Nissan aims to use brain-to-vehicle (B2V) technology to redefine how people interact with vehicles and speed up reaction times for drivers.
By catching signs that the drivers brain is about to initiate a movement, such as turning the steering wheel or pushing the accelerator pedal, driver assist technologies can begin the action more quickly.
The driver wears a device that measures brain wave activity, which is then analysed by autonomous systems.
By anticipating intended movement, the systems can take actions, such as turning the steering wheel or slowing the car 0.2 to 0.5 seconds faster than the driver, while remaining largely imperceptible.
Other possible uses include adjusting the vehicles internal environment. For example, the technology can use augmented reality to adjust what the driver sees and create a more relaxing environment.