RAC WA and Emotiv’s brain monitoring technology being tested on Hyundai i40
Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia have devised a new driving system that is powered by brain signals which immediately not distraction or disruption of attention on the driver’s part.
To experiment, the researchers fitted volunteers with a 14 point headset to monitor brain activity. This equipment was able to detect distractions and lack of attention which would immediately sent signals to car’s accelerator which would result in the car slowing down speed to just 9 miles per hour. As soon as the driver was back concentrating on the road ahead the car would return back to normal speed.
It is sincerely hoped that this device will see the light of day and installed in all cars in the future, so that the instances of road accidents caused due to distracted driving is a thing of the past.