Nissan has shown off its cool Brain-to-Vehicle (B2V) tech and a cool soccer field making robot called Pitch-R in Kyiv at the UEFA Champions League Final. The Pitch-R robot was designed to encourage and excite grassroots soccer players. The bot uses Nissan ProPilot driver assistance technology to create a soccer field wherever there is space.
Pitch-R has onboard four-camera vision, GPS location tracking, and collision avoidance systems. The bot can draw lines on grass, tarmac, or gravel with an eco-friendly paint that dissolves on its own. The entire process of creating a soccer field is under 20 minutes with Pitch-R.
The first time we saw the B2V tech as back at CES 2018 in January. Nissan highlighted the latest version of the tech for interpreting the driver’s brain waves to predict actions the driver intends to take next. The tech can recognize when the driver is about to brake or turn allowing the car to initiate the action between 0.2 and 0.5 seconds earlier.
The tech is meant to make drivers safer and give them more confidence. The system reads brainwaves using a device that resembles a bike helmet that the driver wears. This tech could be used in conjunction with autonomous cars of the future.
The idea is that if the autonomous car is making the passengers nervous, it could read those brain signals and alter its driving methods. The video below gives more detail on the B2V technology.