New System Monitors Car Driver’s Brain Waves

A new system that can read a driver’s brain waves might thwart carjacking, and increase car security in general. As the car becomes more and more connected, this technology looks to solve the problem of continuous verification, which is necessary to ensure that the same driver is constantly driving the car. While technologies like passwords, fingerprint recognition, and iris scanners are present in different degrees, to be totally secure, the driver needs to continuously prove their identity whilst driving, and this new system looks to solve that problem. Ideally, the driver would wear headgear containing sensors that continuously measure brain waves, and if the system detected the wrong brain waves, the vehicle would be safely stopped. It will be interesting to see this technology comes to fruition in the near future, and what it does mean for the future of the connected car.