China Comes Up With First Brain-Controlled Car

The brain-controlled car, developed by the research team from Nankai University, in the north-eastern Chinese port city of Tianjin, was built after two years of continuous effort. The car works with the help of a brain signal-reading equipment, by which, a driver can control the car to move forward, backward, come to a stop, lock and unlock the vehicle, all without moving their hands or feet. One of the researchers, Zhang Zhao, told a leading news agency that the equipment comprises 16 sensors which can capture EEG (electroencephalogram) signals from the driver’s brain. They developed a computer program that helps in selecting the relevant signals and translates them, enabling control of the car, he added.