Elon Musk is not the one one within the automotive enterprise who’s engaged on thought-controlled tech.
Mercedes-Benz is demonstrating a brand new brain-computer interface that permits passengers to manage the options of its futuristic VISION AVTR idea automotive with their minds on the Munich Auto Present.
The system makes use of a tool the passenger wears on their head that displays mind exercise and, after a brief calibration interval, lets them alter the navigation, local weather management, radio and different capabilities with only a thought.
“Mercedes-Benz has all the time pioneered clever, progressive options to supply our clients with the very best product and repair expertise. BCI expertise works utterly independently of speech and contact. This opens up revolutionary prospects for intuitive interplay with the automobile,” board member Britta Seeger mentioned.
The person simply has to concentrate on a selected mild on the automotive’s giant, amoeba-like digital show to pick a operate, together with selecting a selected parking house for the autonomous automotive to steer itself into.
The design of the automobile, which is engineered with the flexibility to maneuver sideways, was impressed by the movie “Avatar” and Mercedes-Benz likens the interface to the connection the Na’vi characters have with their flying mountain banshee creatures.