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Test Drive a New Car With Oculus Rift



/ 2 years ago

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Not a day goes by when I don’t hear of some new and potentially industry changing innovation from the world of VR; today is no different. The Oculus may still be about a year away from releasing the consumer model of the Rift, but the current development kit (DK2) is already proving a smash hit with early adaptors and developers who are eager to push the limits of the hardware.

Car manufacturer Lexus are the latest to the Oculus scene and you can now test drive their high-performance 2015 RC F sports Coupé in virtual reality. The company have built a racing rig which features the real steering column and foot pedals of their new car, but then you simply strap on the Oculus Rift DK2 headset and enjoy what they’re calling the Lexus RC F Rift.

The setup will be at a number of auto shows around the country over the next few months and while it’s unclear if it’s a realistic simulator in terms of the cars handing and other features, it’s a nice technical demonstration of where the automotive industry is heading. Driving tests, test drives, performance testing and more could all be done in VR!

Thank you Engadget for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of Endgadget.


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  • Wayne

    I don’t know about you but I’d rather be driving the real thing and seeing that’s unlikely to happen anytime soon maybe this is not such a bad trade off.
    P.S. Who’s driving this thing anyway, the invisible man?