Audi teamed up with Disney’s gaming division to showcase a new in-car experience concept, Holoride, that uses virtual reality headsets to turn vehicles into moving theme parks. The Audi-developed Holoride uses a mixture of VR and autonomous driving technology to create virtual reality adventures that sync with the movement of the vehicle.
VR is generally not recommended for younger kids due to eye safety concerns, however, a French-American startup, SkyLights, have announced Skykids, a new VR system especially designed for 6-12-year-old passengers of long-haul flights. The service was deployed fleet-wide on July 1st 2018 on XL Airways.
Adding a VR headset to your sim racing equipment is a great idea, but as you know there’s always room for improvement. We have been curious what a truly high quality, professional level motion rig setup could offer to sim racers, so we have reached out to R.E. Moore Jr., founder and chief engineer of Boston based VR …
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.
On January 24th 2017, Sony launched the second wave of PlayStation VR. The PS4 compatible virtual reality headset has now become available in the following countries: Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, South Africa, Turkey, India, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Israel, Cyprus, Malta and Iceland.
Claude Zellweger, vice president of design of the HTC Vive headset, leaves the company to join the competition, Google, and its fresh new VR project, called Daydream. The news has come from the designer himself in a Twitter comment.
German carmaker Porsche is experimenting with VR as a new way to promote its luxury cars. The company shows off a beta version VR app at various auto shows, letting visitors “test drive” Porsche’s latest models.