According tomedia reports, it is now impossible to completely deny video games and the technology surrounding them. Not only because the technology is so cool, but also because it is beginning to penetrate many other areas of people’s lives, such as the automotive industry. Take Volvo, for example. On Thursday, local time, the Swedish carmaker detailed how to use the latest video game technology to make safer cars.
Volvo is understood to have combined the Finnish company Varjo’s latest mixed reality (MR) reality headgear, Teslasuit’s full-body tactile set and Unity’s game engine. With these three components, people can drive a car in a simulated world. The Varjo thyrs can be switched between MR to show the overlay of potential production cars and active safety features or to bring people completely into a virtual world. In the digital world, engineers can test new security systems without actually harming the real world.
The possibilities for these scenes are simply endless. All it takes is new programming, and engineers can get real-world feedback when testing safety technologies and auxiliary systems.
The adoption of this technology from the video game industry may be just the beginning. As automakers and other companies continue to move toward autonomous driving, it’s likely to see only an increase in gamification.