BrainDriver: the Mind Controlled Car

Alessia Andreotti
June 22nd 2014

German researchers have just made possible to drive a car using only the thoughts.

The BrainDriver consists of a headset with 16 sensors that monitor electrical signals from the brain. After reading these signals through the skull, the system has to turn them into instructions for the car.

“We’ve already developed autonomous cars. If you’re sitting in a car that’s already driving itself, it’s not that weird to drive it with your brain” says Henrik Matzke team member at the Free University of Berlin.

The video below shows the driver mind-controlling the car. “Don't try this at home” the voice-over tells, but maybe one day we’ll take full control of everyday machines with our brains.

Read more at BBC Future

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