Feb 21 2011What Could Go Wrong?: Mind-Controlled Cars
I didn't know you could drive in heaven!
Driving by mind. It's a scary thought(!!!1) because most people are just texting anyways and I'm not sure how a car's gonna interpret that kind of input. You (texting): 'BOOTY CALL!' Car: drive on sidewalk.
Freie Universität Berlin professor Raul Rojas and his AI research team have developed a system called the BrainDriver that uses an electroencephalography head cap to interface with the primary functions of an automobile. Users must first undergo a bit of training, after which they are unleashed to travel the streets using only brain power.
Gee, what could possibly go wrong? SPOILER: "Ugh, I can't stand other drivers. How do you morons even have licenses?! God, I WISH YOU'D ALL JUST GO CRASH INTO -- oh shi-shi."
Hit the jump for an explanation of the technology and a demo of it in action.
Thanks to Ben, who's not interested until all he needs to think is 'take me to Taco Bell'.