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Honda’s Developing a Mind-Reading Bike

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Yes, you read that right. According to a recent report available, that Honda is working on brain-wave detection technology for future systems. The purpose of this thesis is to improve the way the rider and motorcycle interact as well as to enable onboard safety systems to act according to your thoughts. It may sound futuristic, but in a world where Elon Musk is developing brain implant “neurotechnology” that provides a direct connection between the mind and the computer, the idea of a motorcycle by Honda company that can read your thoughts might not be so far-fetched.

The understanding is that there will be a special helmet that comes with the motorcycle which has electrodes that can pick up brain wave signals. After which these signals reach a "brain-machine interface" computer that interprets them and then sends them to the motorcycle. The motorcycle itself is very similar to any of the latest models, with rider aid packed. While that bit does seem extraordinary, what doesn’t is the automation of the safety systems on the motorcycle. The only notable addition mentioned is a sensor measuring steering angle and an actuator to move the steering itself if the computer decides it’s necessary.

The Principle of the Honda idea is quite simple - even if the actual technology involved is at or even beyond the actual cutting edge of what is possible. The most expensive motorcycles of today's market feature an IMU, ride-by-wire, traction control, and stability control system. Honda has used a wheelie as an example of this technology. According to the patent, the bike could detect inputs, including brain waves, that "may be indicative of the user's intention to do the wheelie" and in fact help them do so by taking over various aspects of the motorcycle automatically.

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