Nissan launched an innovative program called Nissan Brain to Performance which uses advanced brain imaging and analysis to determine the anatomical characteristics of high-performance professional drivers. Studies will focus on the Swiss Sebastien Buemi and English Oliver Rowland, pilots of the Japanese brand in the Formula E.
The system aims develop an optimized and personalized training to improve brain functions and anatomy related to driving and racing.
“At Nissan, we dare to do what others don't. With this innovative program, we aim to understand the brain functions of our racing drivers like never before and push the limits of on-track performance in Formula E. "He said Tommaso volpe, Nissan Global Director of Motorsports.
“What if, through advanced brain function analysis and training, we could help our drivers perform better? Every tenth of a second counts in Formula E, so we're excited to see how our Nissan research team can improve Seb and Oli's high-performance brain functionality. ", Agregó.
The program will be coordinated by the Dr. Lucian Gheorghe, a leader in the field of brain training and analysis, and a driving force behind the brand's forward-looking research on how to better build the connection between people and Nissan vehicles. The immediate priority of the Nissan Brain to Performance program is to improve the performance of Nissan's Formula E racers.
“Our brains are incredibly powerful. Without our realizing it, they perform a multitude of critical functions every second that we drive our cars. Our highly trained and experienced Nissan Formula E drivers perform these functions under intense pressure and at high speed while constantly looking for faster lap times. ” Gheorghe pointed out
“Our new Nissan Brain to Performance program seeks to understand what happens in the electrical activity of their brains that allows them to do what they do. Then, if we can, we'd like to help them further improve their performance through personalized 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 on-road electric vehicles? We hope so "He said.
The first stage of the new program will include detailed analysis and testing of the brain functions of Formula E racers, compared to a control group of "average" drivers who do not compete in races.
All drivers will perform a series of tasks in state-of-the-art simulators while their brain activity is monitored and recorded. Based on the results, a tailored driver training program will be developed that will include electrical brain stimulation with the aim of improving driver performance.