Mercedes Benz sometime ago, unveiled the VISION AVTR, this time they are unveiling a feature on the concept car that read minds. This is a new dimension of future human-vehicle interaction. I will give you an overview of the features of the Mercedes Benz VISION AVTR Concept car. The car is not on sale yet so there will be no review of the price in Naira or any other currency.
Features of the Mercedes-Benz VISION AVTR
The VISION AVTR can select the navigation destination by thought control, switch the ambient light in the interior or change the radio station with the aid of the Brain-Computer interfaces (BCI). BCI applications are considered a viable option for helping people with physical handicaps to become more independent.
Mercedes Benz integrated the first BCI approaches into its pioneering VISION AVTR concept vehicle. The concept vehicle was unveiled from September 7th to September 12th in Munich at the IAA MOBILITY 20201.
The automobile manufacturer gave a preview of mind control as a new dimension of human interaction with the vehicle.
How does the BCI work?
The BCI device attached to the user’s head analyses the measured brain waves and triggers a function after a short calibration.
First appearance of the Mercedes Benz VISION AVTR
The Mercedes Benz VISION AVTR is inspired by AVATAR, it made its first debut in 2020 at the 2020 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas and we made a full review on the top back then. The car is a collaboration between one of the most innovative brands in the entertainment industry, Disney, and the eighth-most valuable brand in the world, Mercedes-Benz.
Full features of the VISION AVTR
The concept car features a stretched “one-bow” design and organic design language that combines the exterior and interior into an emotional whole. Materials used include sustainable materials such as vegan DINAMICA leather made from recycled materials, fast-growing Karuun (rattan) that can only thrive in biodiversity, and organic, compostable battery technology that creates a closed-loop economy.
33 bionic flaps on the back of the vehicle can communicate with the outside world- with and through the driver-using naturally flowing movements in subtle gestures. The automaker adopted the use of a multifunctional control element in the center console over the conventional steering wheel.
Placing your hands on the control brings the interior to life and the vehicle recognizes the passenger by their heart rate. The car projects a menu selection onto the palm, allowing the user to intuitively choose from a list of different functionalities.
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