Car makers are always looking for ways to reduce accident and now Jaguar Land Rover has a new project called Mind Sense that monitors brain waves in an attempt to reduce accidents.
The company is using its Mind Sense project to measure the drivers brain waves in the car to monitor their concentration levels.
The basis of Jaguar Land Rover’s Mind Sense research is to see if a car could effectively read the brainwaves that indicate a driver is beginning to daydream, or feeling sleepy, whilst driving.
The human brain continually generates four or more distinct brainwaves at different frequencies. By continually monitoring which type of brainwave is dominant, an on-board computer could potentially assess whether a driver is focused, daydreaming, sleepy, or distracted.
“If brain activity indicates a daydream or poor concentration, then the steering wheel or pedals could vibrate to raise the driver’s awareness and re-engage them with driving,” added Dr Epple. “If Mind Sense does not detect a surge in brain activity following the car displaying a warning icon or sound, then it could display it again, or communicate with the driver in a different way, to ensure the driver is made aware of a potential hazard.”
It will be interesting to see how the project develops and whether this new technology could be used to reduce accident in the future.
Source Jaguar Land Rover
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