Mind reading next on Ferrari's agenda

Nic Cackett

Although we haven't had the pleasure of driving one, we'd imagine that driving the new Ferrari 458 Italia is much like piloting a jet fighter; the control surfaces are so finely tuned and responsive that it feels like the machine is almost reading your mind as you throw it from corner to corner.

Most manufacturers would be content with delivering that level of experience, but not Ferrari. Apparently the supercar maker's engineers are working on technology which actually monitors the driver's mental state – and adjusts the car's electronic stability systems to match.