Wouldn’t it be great if your automobile could sense the command you’re about to give it and carry it out without you needing to push any buttons or select an option on the touchscreen? A car that can read your thoughts and figure out what you want it to do? For a long time, Mercedes-Benz has been thinking along the same lines.
Self-driving technology has gained a lot of traction recently, and by 2021, we won’t be able to reject the idea of flying cars because we’re closer than ever to seeing them become a reality.
Mercedes-Benz is stepping up its game! Companies are searching for the next major jump in terms of tech delivery to potential purchasers who may be looking for smart e-cars, with autonomous automobiles increasingly flooding Western markets.
Mercedes-Benz unveiled the next version of its Vision AVTR concept car at the IAA Mobility 2021 show in Munich, Germany. The Vision AVTR concept car was first unveiled at CES 2020. Mercedes-Benz claims that their new car can think, but not in the way you may think.
How would Mercedes-technology Benz’s function?
The prototype car would essentially allow human thoughts to be projected onto the vehicle’s computerised dashboard. Your directions would be relayed to the car through a brain-computer interface (BCI), which would eliminate the need to touch clumsy screens or push buttons.
All the driver, user would have to do is think… and the vehicle would respond. The automobile will make calls based on what their human companion believes thanks to BCI and visual perception. The BCI (Brain-Computer-Interface) gadget will be mounted to the back of the user’s head with wearing electrodes.
“The more focused you are, the more activity you have in your brain.” Following that, the device activates the vehicle’s specified function.”
Before the BCI helmet can reliably monitor and record brain activity, it will need to be calibrated.
Basically, each light on the dashboard symbolises a task, and when the user focuses on that light, the task is accomplished. While this means that the number of tasks available will be reduced, it is likely that this will be done in order to avoid accidents and meet safety criteria.
Mercedes Benz previously stated that the vehicle is powered by a 110-kilowatt-hour electric motor that produces 469 horsepower. It also has an incredible range of about 435 miles. The graphene-based battery is biodegradable and recyclable, making it environmentally beneficial. The AVTR also has a vegan leather interior, which is composed entirely of recyclable materials.
Mercedes Benz created the concept, which is now on show at the IAA Mobility 2021.
Vision AVTR is the name of the technology.
The concept car, like most concept cars, has no steering wheel, and the earlier version could be guided by placing one hand on a touch-sensitive surface that acts as a controller. It also has “bionic flaps” on its back and wheels that allow it to move sideways without turning, to name a few features.