Mind Controlled Car, Just Around the Dark Corner [Video]
BrainDriver, on the other hand, allows the driver to control the car by doing just that: thinking about it. Using an Emotiv neuroheadset, the researchers from the Freie Universitat Berlin showed the world how your thoughts can be transformed into a turn of the wheel of a honk of the horn.
The test, conducted on the former airport in Berlin Tempelhof, the team of artificial intelligence researchers were able to transform the brain's electro-magnetic signals into patterns and then into an actual response from the car. Watch all the action in the video below.
We did, and we must admit, we were simply left speechless. Provided this is not a hoax (and we reckon it isn't), the BrainDriver might give a whole new meaning to the phrase autonomous driving. At the same time, however, it can also open the gates of hell.
Take yours truly, for instance. Although I consider myself a well-balanced individual, but that doesn't mean my mind doesn't enter what my friends like to call a shuffle mode. Meaning random thoughts, who have nothing to do with the task at hand, interfering with the mainstream ideas. Like, for instance, the image of my car wrapped around a pole, as entering a dangerous bend.
Imagine a very distant future when all the crazy minds inhabiting this earth will be controlling their vehicles without touch. Image a car humping a tree, another one doing a bit of GTA Vice City action, or another one trying to see if it can fly off a cliff... Impossible, improbable, but just imagine (hence the warning in the video: don't try this at home!).