Google announced yesterday the coming launch of Street View for the Google Earth VR app. The update will let users to enjoy Street View images from 85 countries provided by the Street View team as well as pictures shared by users from around the world.
Why would you pay arms and legs for a high-end computer setup and the latest VR headset when all you need to experiment true virtual reality is a $10 plastic VR goggle and your good old retro Commodore 64 laying around forgotten in a shed or the basement.
As part of a US $130 million (£100 million) research project backed by the UK government, a company named 3D Repo is creating 3D Virtual Reality visualisations to help simulate driverless vehicle routes. Led by Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), the project is part of the Smart Mobility Living Lab, located in Greenwich, London.
Delivery giant UPS takes employee training very seriously. The company has announced it will start training student delivery drivers to spot and identify road hazards using Virtual Reality (VR) headsets that vividly simulate the experience of driving on city streets while teaching a more memorable classroom lesson.
It doesn’t seem like all that long ago since virtual reality in motoring was centered around the research and development laboratories of leading car manufacturers, but now it has evolved into something much more. VR is now widely used by dealerships, satellite motoring industries (e.g. tire companies) and even you, the everyday motorist.
Car manufacturers are getting the latest trends right! Hyundai not just brought one of its autonomous IONIQ car to the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, but also let visitors of the show to take a glance into the future of driverless cars by wearing virtual reality glasses, while sitting in a simulator shaped like an IONIQ …
Virtual reality is here to improve our lives in many ways and not only in entertainment, but with the help of VR simulations, professionals are able to prepare for their future jobs. This has been the case in aviation, pilot training, or in the military, just to name a few. But now here’s a new, unique form …
Augmented and virtual reality herald Robert Scoble has amplified his predictions about an Apple partnership with Carl Zeiss on a pair of smart glasses, and is predicting an announcement of the technology possibly as early as the middle of 2017.
Ever wanted to occupy the driver’s seat and take full control of a locomotive? Now you can! With the HTC Vive headset and its motion controllers, it’s your turn to operate a train, and complete specific tasks within time, such as: plan optimal routes, switch junctions, and avoid derailment along your way in a fictional train yard system.