Mercedes-Benz VISION AVTR side view

Could a car ever read your mind?

What is the Mercedes-Benz VISION AVTR?

Computers are getting smarter every day. Sometimes it feels like they can read your mind, predicting what you are going to type and search for or even where you are going to go, but could a computer ever actually read your mind? How about a car? The true answer to this question remains to be seen, but Mercedes-Benz is still exploring the idea with the VISION AVTR. What is the Mercedes-Benz VISION AVTR? We have answers. If you want to check out our new Mercedes-Benz inventory In Peoria, AZ at Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead then click the link below!

How would the VISION AVTR read a driver’s mind?

Firstly, remember, this is just a concept. The parts that actually do the mind reading, also called brain-computer interfaces, have not been built or designed. However, Mercedes-Benz didn’t envision this as a car that you would actively control with your mind. Instead, it’s a self-driving car, whose functions, such as setting a navigation destination, changing interior lighting, or even changing a radio station, would be controlled by the driver’s mind. Which is still, dare we say, very cool!

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What are brain-computer interfaces?

Mercedes-Benz VISION AVTR front view

Though this part sounds like the biggest piece of science fiction in the puzzle, it actually isn’t. In fact, brain-computer interfaces or BCIs already exist and they have been helping people with physical handicaps operate robotic prosthetics.

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In all fairness, these systems are far from flawless now, and understanding an intended muscle movement is easier than abstract ideas like a navigation destination or changing a radio station. Even so, this concept car from Mercedes-Benz could be far closer to reality than its concept at first may seem.

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