Lexus creates an Oculus Rift-powered virtual test drive

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Lexus creates an Oculus Rift-powered virtual test drive
Lexus wants to put you in the seat of its 2015 RC F, even if it means you're sitting in a virtual version of its latest performance vehicles. The car manufacturer recently launched a beta version of the RC F Rift, a virtual reality representation of the car's interior using the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in Monterey, California.

The motion-controlled driving simulator includes "genuine RC F elements," such as the car's steering wheel and foot pedals, and has players driving around a virtual racetrack. Lexus said it took less than eight weeks to build the 360-degree virtual environment. The company provided a demo video as well as a schedule of events for fans to take the Oculus demo for the spin in person in the coming months, both found after the break.

Auto Shows:
  • Orange County – October 2 5
  • Las Vegas (SEMA) – November 4 – 7
  • Los Angeles – November 21 – 30
  • Detroit – January 17 – 25
RC Ride and Drives:
  • Chicago – October 11
  • Englishtown, New Jersey – October 18
  • Atlanta – November 1
  • Ontario, California – January TBD
[Image: Lexus]
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