Hyundai Displays Mind-Controlled Slot Car Racing at Auto Expo
As we’re in full swing of auto show season, cities all around the world are hosting displays of the hottest automotive technology on the market. Earlier this month, the 2016 Auto Expo in Delhi, India showcased the country’s diverse and growing car market.
Present at this year’s Auto Expo was Hyundai Motor Co., which took great strides to introduce its global lineup to Indian consumers. Not only did Hyundai showcase the latest Tucson SUV, the Genesis G90, the Sonata PHEV, the N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo Concept, and the exclusive Carlino compact SUV, the Korean automaker also had other hi-tech gadgets on display.
In addition to car displays, Hyundai’s booth featured a cutting-edge slot car race track that allows participants to control miniature cars through a mind-controlled headset.
Video: See Hyundai’s Mind Racing Technology Activity in Action
The secret behind this mind-controlled racing technology is the NeuroSky Mindwave headset. When worn, the headset monitors the brain’s electrical activity and categorizes the activity into different types of waves based on their frequency. By inferring how “concentrated” your mental state is, the headset tells the toy car to move faster around the track.
While this cool gadget might not be making international headlines, it’s certainly intriguing as the global technological front continues to grow increasingly intuitive. Who knows what this technology could be used for even 10 years from now.
Hopefully Hyundai Mind Racing comes to auto shows in the United States!