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It involves a brain-machine interface that predicts your actions before you do them.
Everyone who drives a car relies on their brain to successfully traverse the world’s streets and highways. Our brains, on the other hand, control our arms and legs in order to physically maneuver the car. What if you could just think your way to the store instead of using your limbs?

According to the present disclosure, a sensor-fusion strategy of using Brain-Machine Interface (BMI) to get a higher resolution perspective of chassis input control is given. Traditional chassis control inputs, such as steering wheel, brake, and driver condition monitoring sensors, can calculate input but are frequently unable to accurately forecast purpose. It is possible to determine how much chassis input the driver intended to deliver by analyzing well-known motor command signals. The BMI may track motor cortex activity to detect when a muscle movement, such as grasping the steering wheel, is about to occur. This combination would allow for a faster and more precise determination of intent. In addition, data from driver wearable devices could be used to help with the decision. This allows for a faster response and well as better integration with the driver.

Ford Brain Machine Interface Patent. brain-machine interface
Ford Brain-Machine Interface Patent

The brain-machine interface (BMI) is a technology that allows humans to control computers by using their thoughts. Interfacing an electrode array with the motor cortex region of the brain, either externally or internally, and decoding the activity signals using a trained neural decoder that translates neuron firing patterns in the user’s brain into discrete vehicle control commands are how BMI systems provide control input.

An exaggerated view of Ford’s strange and intriguing patent application, which was recently revealed. The patent title seems like something out of a science fiction novel: Driver monitoring sensor fusion and chassis input intention prediction via the brain-machine interface. The first statement in the Claims section goes even deeper, stating that this is “a technique for driving a vehicle via a Brain-Machine Interface (BMI) device… ” Before you imagine a future in which unmoving zombies drive telepathically driven Mustangs to attack civilization, keep in mind that the technology isn’t quite that advanced.

Source: motor1.com & US Patent and Trademark Office

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