You can steer the Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR with your mind power
Mercedes-Benz brought its battery Vision AVTR concept to the IAA Munich after introducing it at the CES-2020 late last year. In the meantime, the car has learned to read thoughts.
The driver puts on a BCI device that reads brain activity-related currents and tracks neural signals. The dashboard displays icons associated with various in-car functions. The system tries to guess what the driver is looking at and activates the corresponding function.
The developers of the tech believe it represents a new step towards simplifying the communication between the human and the car – the next step after the voice control features offered by the MBUX Hyperscreen. Such controls may prove especially useful for people with disabilities, because they do not require touching any buttons or saying anything aloud. While a mere concept at this stage, the BCI is being continuously improved by the German company.
All visitors of the IAA Mobility Expo can check out the capabilities of the system on September 7-12.
Editor Andrew Raspopov