Over the weekend, app developer Touch Titans published a quick demo video (see below) of what it claims to be a “mind-controlled Tesla Model S”. Although a stretch and gimmicky, the statement is technically correct (if you consider simple brain activity to be your mind).
Touch Titans is using the Emotiv Insight, a brain activity monitor, to record and translate brainwaves into data. Then, it uses Tesla’s API tools to make these inputs activate the same features available through Tesla’s official app.
You can activate several features through the Tesla app such as:
- Check charging progress in real-time and start or stop charge
- Heat or cool your car before driving — even if it’s in a garage
- Locate your car with directions or track its movement across a map
- Flash lights or honk the horn to find your car when parked
- Vent or close the panoramic roof
- Lock or unlock from afar
But in this video, Touch Titans is using the brain activity monitor to activate the ‘Summon’ feature, which allows Tesla owners to remotely move their vehicle without anyone in it. The feature has a limited range and it is mainly used to park the vehicle in a garage.
Here’s the video:
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Emotiv Insight + Tesla and Touch Titans mad scientist and this is what you get. We decided to hack the Tesla to work via Mind Control!
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