Iso Nakanishi and the graduate school of engineering at Japan’s Tottori University have developed a new theft-prevention tool. This prototype uses brain waves to identify drivers. It takes a sample of the driver’s brain waves and keeps them in a database. The vehicle is disabled if it begins to move and the driver’s brain waves do not match those on file. The system can also tell if the driver is falling asleep or drunk because the brain waves vary in those circumstances. The system is intended for use on mass transit vehicles or those that carry large amounts of money or valuables, though it could potentially be a part of mainstream cars.
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