Nissan’s future cars may read your brain to prevent accidents

Nissan is developing a way to help drivers execute evasive maneuvers faster using brain wave technology, the company announced today. By recognizing whether a driver is about to brake, swerve, or perform some other evasive move, Nissan says that this “brain-to-vehicle” interface could help a car with semi-autonomous capabilities begin those actions between 0.2 and 0.5 seconds faster.

The company plans to put this technology on display next week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. But details are otherwise light. “It’s something that’s being shown in a relatively early phase, and is not yet close to implementation,” a representative for Nissan said via email. “We are aiming for practical application in 5 to 10 years.”

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