Unlike VW, this sounds like emissions of another type.
Just trying to work our if its bovine (marketine) or genuine
Nissan reckons it has developed technology that will allow you to control cars of the future with your brainwaves. The Japanese carmaker is touting its so-called Brain-to-Vehicle (B2V) tech, which it says it will demo in full at the CES trade show in Las Vegas next week. Exec veep Daniele Schillaci said, in a company …
So it's reading the brain and acting on "certain" signals. I take it that if the mind wanders... to say "look at that store, I should pull over and go in", the car might start reacting? Or "there's that a**hole from the pub... I could run over him."... it could start acting?
Not much out there tech wise so I wonder what the reality of this really is.
Is it April already?
Actually those who want brain control of devices would do well to check out that famous episode of The Outer Limits, "The Man With The Power". Not to mention a certain SciFi classic movie starring the man that you must not call Shirley. And I am being Sirius.
Your idea appears in The Marching Morons. In that future, the vast majority are too stupid to be allowed to drive fast, but their cars are smart enough to allow them to think they are in control. The cars are also designed to provide tactile feedback of great speed and power, keeping the dummies amused.
Don't need VR goggles for that, Come to Melbourne(Australia)!
You get to play dodgem cars everyday on your way to work and home again.
Also you get to see the odd fight(road rage) incident right before your eyes, And depending on how well you can control your emotions you might also be a star in one of those incidents.
Most of the 4WD/SUV owners already think they are in Mad Max, Because they drive around in Toorak tractors/tanks thinking they can do as they like.
I'd really they rather not.... this comes on the back of giving myself a minor heart attack over stalling in cold weather (automatic handbrake didn't release quick enough) to light up a ton of stuff on the dashboard (looked like a Christmas tree.... well it was the season and all that). Turns out after a number of safety features turned themselves off that all it needed was an ECU update. So very reassuring.....
For the record it's complained of the proximity alert turning off the collision detection off a few times since but.... well turning it off and back on again seems to do the trick. Not what you want on a not inexpensive car.
As a biologist I just wish to gently point out that you had two makers. Since you are here we can assume you are not young enough to have three makers through mitochondrial transplantation.
But two are required. At the moment, advances in making sperm from skin cells notwithstanding.
"Or better still, detecting a car thief and talking him into nicking the Audi parked next door."
I detect you want to steal a car. You wouldn't like me, I'm rather slow. But there's that Quattro next door. Would you like to to program a key with its security code? I have to listen to it every morning, it's driving me nuts. Ha Ha. Or I could post your photo on Facebook with your present location and dial 999.
My Humber Super Snipe used to work on that basis. Total concentration required to just go in a straight line. Tired steering box, high power steering assist (1960 factory fit) to completely deaden any feedback through the wheel, and crossplies on the road. 2 hrs driving was the limit before mental exhaustion forced a rest stop.
When I anticipate possible danger I move my foot over to the brake. Most of the time I do not need to press brake, but I am ready if the car that pulled out in front of me stalls, or the car about to turn right decides to wait for a bigger gap. With this new technology, I would have to keep my foot on the accelerator and hope complex software will detect my intention to stop if a possibility I anticipated actually happens.
Inflicting this tech on drivers who only react instead of anticipate will just cause them to pay even less attention. (And the next penguin to drop their bubble gum by the big barrel gets a sink plunger in the face.)
I'm not sure I would want "exciting" but I'd certainly prefer "enjoyable" and at least "mildly challenging" to the boring "trans-Siberian railway" experience where you inevitably fall asleep somewhere along the thousand-mile dead straight. Getting to drive my car is already the only enjoyable part of most of my days anyway...
Not a good idea, will lead to disaster. Guy I worked with a few years ago told me, He was riding a moped, turned to look at a co-ed walking on the sidewalk, and ran right into the back end of a parked car. He dumped the moped right away. He claimed it was too dangerous to drive. But if he had an automobile where "humans could use 'signals from their own brain to make the drive even more exciting and enjoyable.'" he wouldn't make it a hundred meters down the road before his car's excitement reached the crash-and-burn level.
Atari tried this decades ago.
[ http://www.atarimuseum.com/videogames/consoles/2600/mindlink.html ]
It turned out most of the action was controlled by wiggling your eyebrows. I suppose wiggling your ears may have done something too. In the end it didn't really go anywhere.
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