Nvidia Demos a Driver Using VR to Remotely Control Car in Real Life

Published by , April 9, 2018 2:15 pm

(TechCrunch)  During Nvidia’s recent GTC conference, the company unveiled a technology demo of a driver using virtual reality who was remotely controlling a car in real life. “He’s not with us,” Jensen Huang, CEO of Nvidia, said pointing the driver on the stage. “He’s looking at this virtual world through live video.”
The driver was sitting on the stage of the convention center wearing an HTC Vive and seated in a cockpit-like car with a steering wheel. Using Nvidia’s Holodeck software, a car was loaded. Then, a video feed appeared showing a Ford Fusion behind the convention center. The demo at the show was basic but worked. The driver in VR had seemingly complete control over the vehicle and managed to drive it, live but slowly, around a private lot. He navigated around a van, drove a few hundred feet and parked the car.

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