Machine learning will make Cars learn from their drivers – Nissan Brain-To-vehicle technology
In a breakthrough to machine learning, Nissan Intelligent Mobility unveiled a research which will enable vehicles to interpret signals from the driver’s brain and learn how humans interact with their cars. Nissan Brain-to-vehicle, or B2V, technology will help to make driving more enjoyable then ever.
Nissan brain-to-vehicle technology, will improve reaction times for drivers and hence let the cars adapt accordingly. This breakthrough technology will decode brain signals, predict drivers action and detect any discomfort. For instance if the brain sends out a signal to initiate a particular movement like turning the steering wheel or to press the brake, driver assist will initiate the action quickly leading to improved reaction times. In a nutshell, driver assist will improve he response time as it gets to decode the signals from human brain and enhance manual driving. Well, at this point where cars are heading towards autonomous driving, Is this really needed when cars would actually communicate with each other without human intervention?
Nissan says, by detecting and evaluating driver discomfort, artificial intelligence can change the driving configuration or driving style when in autonomous mode. So, this answers the above question that it actually works in conjunction with the autonomous driving mode.
“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.”
This Nissan Brain-to-vehicle technology would also be used to adjust vehicle internal environment. The technology can use augmented reality to adjust what the driver sees and create a more relaxing environment. Dr. Lucian Gheorghe, senior innovation researcher at the Nissan Research Center in Japan, who’s leading the B2V research said, “The potential applications of the technology are incredible,” Gheorghe said. “This research will be a catalyst for more Nissan innovation inside our vehicles in the years to come.”
Nissan’s B2V technology is the world’s first system of its kind. The driver wears a device that measures brain wave activity, which is then analyzed 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.