Vehicle Control Jack

Tech Level: 6

EDF Modifier:

Description: A vehicle control jack is a computer port with associated connection wires that jacks into a computer-controlled vehicle for improved control and frees the driver’s hands for other activities.

Benefit: A vehicle control jack connects the mind of a character directly to the vehicle, starship, or mecha the character is currently piloting. The mind of the pilot directly links to the vessel, melding her consciousness with it. The pilot maneuvers the vessel with thoughts, cutting out the delay of her body’s reflexes. This grants a +4 bonus on Pilot or Drive checks while operating the vehicle she’s jacked in to. This system only works with vehicles that have an appropriate port for the control implant, as determined by the GM.

An unfortunate drawback to this link between pilot and machine is that if the vessel’s onboard computer system suffers trauma, such as when it takes damage, the pilot’s mind often takes damage as well. Whenever a control jacked vessel takes damage that affects the computer systems, the jacked-in pilot must make a DC 13 Will save or take 1d4 points of Wisdom damage.

Type/Location: Internal/1 Head

Hardness/HP: —/2

Cost: 2100

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