Blog: Dave LeggettBrain Machine Interface (BMI)

Dave Leggett | 28 September 2011

Okay, you may be well aware of the HMI acronym (stands for Human-Machine Interface) that gets wheeled out by the designers when talking about car interiors, especially instrumentation and dashboards.

But how about Brain-Machine Interface (BMI)? It's the clever stuff that enables people to control things like wheelchairs via their thoughts. Nissan is working with Swiss scientists on something similar for cars. It could be a future safety innovation, the car being aware of you thinking 'I will make a right turn' and the car's set-up being automatically fine tuned to help you make the turn. The mind, er, boggles. 

Interesting video clip:


Mind-reading car could drive you round the bend


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