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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.

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VR training in aviation is mostly used for pilot simulation training, at least that’s what we’ve been thiniking, right? Actually, turns out that refuelling a plane correctly – and more specifically the water filter separation process – is just as important as flying the thing, so why not in virtual reality?

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One participant of VR Chat – a popular virtual reality social platform similar to Second Life – equipped with motion-tracking sensors, appearing as a red robot avatar, suddenly collapsed in the middle of the chat room. While on the floor, his shaking avatar accurately imitated his movements. Yesterday a video emerged on YouTube of the alarming moment …

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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.

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