Are you annoyed by constantly going through the menus on your car’s touchscreen? Mercedes-Benz has a very futuristic solution.
On Monday, at the IAA Mobility 2021 show in Munich, Germany, the company displayed the next iteration of its Vision AVTR concept car, first shown at CES 2020.
According to Mercedes-Benz, the car now has tech that lets you perform certain tasks just by thinking about them. It’s based on visual perception — the car has light dots projected on the car’s digital dashboard, and a BCI (brain-computer interface) device with wearable electrodes is attached to the back of the user’s head.
After a short calibration period, the device can record and measure brain activity, so when the user focuses on a specific light on a dashboard, the device can detect that and perform a certain task.
We’re not talking about something purely theoretical; visitors of the IAA Mobility 2021 show can try the technology out for themselves by visiting the Mercedes-Benz booth.