Tokyo — The world’s biggest car makers and technology companies are spending billions of dollars to perfect your ability to drive without thinking. Nissan Motor is taking a different direction — trying to "decode" your thinking so hands-on driving is more fun. The Japanese company will unveil and test its "brain-to-vehicle" technology at next week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The B2V system requires a driver to wear a skullcap that measures brain-wave activity and transmits its readings to steering, acceleration and braking systems that can start responding before the driver initiates the action. The driver still turns the wheel or hits the accelerator pedal, but the car anticipates those movements and begins the actions 0.2 seconds to 0.5 seconds sooner, said Lucian Gheorghe, a senior innovation researcher at Nissan overseeing the project. The earlier response should be imperceptible to drivers, he said. "We imagine a future where manual driving is still a value of soc...

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