http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/transportation/stories/researchers-create-car-that-can-be-steered-by-thought

After reading this article and watch the video that came with it, I was completely blown away. The more I think about it, the more I can understand how this is possible, but the idea of this is ridiculously amazing and really shows how fast technology is moving in our world. This article explains how in “Germany [scientists] have equipped a car with new technology that measures the drivers brain waves”. This technology uses EEGs which are basically electrical signals that your brain emits when thinking. What this article states is that when a person thinks, they emit a pattern of electrical signals that can be picked up by small eeg sensors. “Scientists then [train] a computer program to distinguish the particular electrical patterns that are produced when a person thinkgs certain commands, such as ‘left’, ‘right’, ‘accelerate’ or ‘brake’.”

Through this article I found out that this technology is not yet ready for the road due to response times being delayed, but it has been successfully been tested with a real car equipped with multiple sensors and cameras to help make the computer more efficient with understanding your controls.

I believe that this is only the beginning to our very exciting future. I can’t wait to see what happens next with cars and technology.

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