WATCH: ‘Nissan Brain to Performance’ for Formula E drivers


Nissan has recently launched an innovative project that would enhance the performance of its Formula E drivers.

Dubbed as the “Nissan Brain to Performance,” this new initiative aims to use advanced brain imaging and analysis to determine the anatomical specifics of high-performance, professional drivers.

Nissan released a video showing advanced brain imaging and analysis to test and train Nissan Formula E drivers Sebastien Buemi and Oliver Rowland. You can check it out here.

“At Nissan, we dare to do what others don’t. With this groundbreaking program, we aim to understand our race drivers’ brain functions like never before and push the boundaries of on-track performance in Formula E,” said Nissan Global Motorsports Director Tommaso Volpe.

“What if, through advanced brain function analysis and training, we could help make our drivers perform better? Every tenth of a second counts in Formula E, so we’re excited to see how our cutting-edge Nissan research team can enhance Seb and Oli’s already high-performing brain functionality,” he adds.

The Nissan Brain to Performance will be led by Lucian Gheorghe, a leader in the field of brain analysis and training. The Japanese automaker says that Gheorghe is also the driving force behind the company’s research in building the connection between people and Nissan vehicles.

“Our brains are incredibly powerful. Without us realizing it, they perform a multitude of critical functions every second we drive our cars. Our highly trained and experienced Nissan Formula E drivers perform these functions under intense pressure and at great speed as they constantly search for faster lap times,” says Lucian Gheorghe.

He adds, “Our new Nissan Brain to Performance program seeks to understand what it is about their brains’ electrical activity that enables them to do what they do. Then, if we can, we’d like to help them further improve their performance through bespoke brain training. In the future, could our cutting-edge research help improve the driving skills of the average driver, and inform the development of our road-going EVs? We hope so.”

Nissan reveals that some of the key research areas include understanding Nissan’s Formula E drivers’ brain functions and anatomy, improving on-track performance through electrical brain stimulation, and the use of brain-computer interface training to enhance general driving skills.

Photo from Nissan

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