Hyundai Mobis develops brainwave detection technology

Hyundai Mobis engineers test the company’s M. Brain healthcare technology, which monitors the driver’s brainwaves on a real-time basis, Wednesday. Courtesy of Hyundai Mobis

By Baek Byung-yeul

Hyundai Mobis has developed a type of brainwave detection technology that can prevent accidents which might occur due to a driver’s drowsiness or sudden health emergency, the company said Wednesday.

The auto parts-making arm of Hyundai Motor Group said that what it calls M. Brain technology measures the driver’s condition on a real-time basis by detecting their brainwaves through earpiece sensors.

In cooperation with Gyeonggi Province, the technology will be test-applied to drivers of the province’s public buses.

“This achievement is receiving great attention for being able to apply this brainwave measurement technology to the automotive industry for the first time,” the company said.

Compared to prior in-vehicle accident prevention technologies, such as heartbeat measurement or eye tracking, this brainwave-based technology is more advanced, as it is capable of measuring massive amounts of data.

Hyundai Mobis further noted that M. Brain technology can be interworked with a smartphone app and notify the driver when they are losing concentration. This accident prevention technology also sends alerts to different sensory organs, such as via LEDs around the driver’s seat, seat vibrations or headrest speaker, the company added.

This technology will become an essential feature in the coming era of self-driven vehicles. A company official said the company expects that the technology can be applied to various fields.

Hyundai Mobis has continued to show progress in developing autonomous driving healthcare technology using bio-signals. At the Consumer Electronics Show in 2018, the company unveiled a departed driver rescue and exit maneuver technology, which works to prevent accidents caused by driver fatigue. The firm then succeeded in developing eye tracking technology in 2019, and last year it introduced a rear occupant alert system for detecting infants in the backseat using radar.


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