There are many, many, many wonderful things about visiting an actual car dealership: the aesthetics, the smell, the couches, the people, the cars. What if you could experience those without ever having to leave your house, like the agoraphobic recluse that you are deep down? Enter the virtual reality showroom.
Our own Mike Ballaban is at the wheel of a virtual reality simulator. Koenigsegg’s new development driver is standing next to him. Watch him narrate our driving (of an Aston Martin Vulcan) and, almost inevitably, our crashing.
Inventors have been trying to create awesome virtual reality video games for years. But now that you can create a decently immersive virtual experience with your phone and a piece of cardboard, an off-the-deep-end racing sim that fits on your shelf feels almost within reach.
Motor oil outfit Castrol put pro driver Matt Powers in a 2015 Ford Mustang, he rips around the pavement. The twist: Powers is blind to the real world, driving in a video game with a VR helmet on. While he’s also ass-hauling in the real car. Which, again, he can’t see.
An online car builder isn't enough for Audi. It wants to show you what your new ride will look like in your driveway, driving down your street, and running through your home town. And it's going to do that by strapping a virtual reality headset to your face.
So now that the phones at Murilee Martin Image Consulting, Inc., keep ringing with offers of vast sums from dealmakers who want a piece of this idea, I feel comfortable sharing the Next Big Thing In Racing with y'all.
Ford engineers and designers continue to revolutionize the process of creating automobiles and Ford's press photographers continue to make the weirdest choices for the press releases about said process. Last time we brought you a photo of tiny engineers working on a giant car and you brought us the funny. Today we've…
It's not that easy, Peugeot. You can't just take the Captain's Holodeck, rename it the Holobench and not expect everyone to see right through you. Holobench is just one part of the Peugeot-Citroen virtual reality system designed to assist in all aspects of manufacturing and vehicular design for the French automaker.
TransportTrends reports on a patent Microsoft recently filed for a new, virtual-reality navigation technology that won't require drivers to take their eyes off the road. The system would project (on a vehicle's windshield) the image of cartoon "lead car," fed by information gleaned from a satellite nav system. The…
To people who consider the drive more than the arrival when they get in a car, the concept of smart braking is pure affrontery, in the realm of employing a personal bum-cleanliness steward. But, you know, better living through technology and all that, so carmakers are considering how to get cars, themselves, to decide…