Thoughtful Driving: Ford patents brainwave-reading device
The proposed “Brain Machine Interface Device” would anticipate intentions of acceleration, braking, and turning
Think about going left.
That’s all Ford may require of you in order to prepare one of its future vehicles to turn, at least if the brand is able to make good on a wild patent it recently filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Here it is in Ford’s official science-fiction patent-speak: “The BMI may monitor motor cortex to identify when a muscular movement is imminent, such as the movement of the arms to grasp the steering wheel. This combination would enable faster and more precise intent calculation.”