What if your car could identify your brain waves? Wouldn't that be cool? That could also be a security system so good no one will be able to steal your car.

Engineers from the Tottori University's graduate school of engineering, in Japan have developed a system that knows when vehicles carrying money or valuables have been hijacked, all this by  measuring the driver's EEG (electroencephalogram) signals.

Wearing headgear, it would contain sensors that would continue to measure a driver's brain waves. If the system detects something wrong in the waves, the vehicle would be safely stopped.

By matching pre-programmed EEG signals from the driver with his eyes open under normal driving conditions, it would be able to determine if it was an imposter driving instead.

The system is described in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Biometrics.