Four-time Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton has agreed to compete in a race using a car controlled only by his mind.
Hamilton was challenged to the race by Rodrigo Hubner Mendes, who was left quadriplegic after he was shot in the spine during a carjacking in his youth, according to Andrew London of TechRadar. Last year, Mendes became the first person ever to drive an F1 car using his brain.
The video below shows Mendes driving the adapted car:
The car uses an EEG headset created by Emotiv that accurately measures brainwave signals and then translates them into commands. Mendes initially proposed that Hamilton race in his F1 car, but Hamilton said he wanted to use the headset, too.
At this point, it’s unclear when – or if – the race will happen. President of Emotiv Olivier Oullier said the company will have to create a car for Hamilton as the company only has one at the moment.