CES 2019: Sci-fi gaming in Audi and Disney's in-car VR experience
At CES, Audi and Disney teamed up to take me on a wild, virtual reality ride inside a moving car that was lapping a race track.
A new startup called Holoride is developing the technology which lets VR games and movies, match up to a car's real world movements.
Your route inside the game follows the same turns and stops as the route programmed in the car's navigation system.
and when the car moves so do you, as the Audi steered left in the real world my spaceship did too, in the game.
When the Audi accelerated or braked so too did the spaceship.
Now the demo game isn't that involved or complicated but I really had fun blasting away at obstacles with virtual lasers.
Especially because when you feel the movement of the car around you, it really made it feel like I was moving around with all the onscreen action.
But I'll be honest, even at the end of my very short trip, I was starting to feel a little bit motion sick.
Well, holloride is just a demo with Audi and Disney so far.
There are plans to commercialize it by late 2020 or early 2021.
So in a few years time, you'll road trip could be a whole lot more interesting.
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