VR 2017

2017 IEEE Virtual Reality (VR), March 18-22, 2017, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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COMS-VR: Mobile Virtual Reality Entertainment System using Electric Car and Head-Mounted Display
Ryo Kodama, Masahiro Koge, Shun Taguchi, and Hiroyuki Kajimoto
(TOYOTA Central R&D Labs, Japan; University of Electro-Communications, Japan)
Abstract: We propose a novel virtual reality entertainment system using a car as a motion platform. Motion platforms present a sensation of motion to the user using powerful actuators. Combined with virtual reality content, including surrounding visual, auditory and tactile displays, such systems can provide and immersive experience. However, the space and cost requirements for installation of motion platforms are large. To overcome this issue, we propose to use a car as a motion platform. We developed a prototype system composed of a head mounted display, a one-person electric car and an automatic driving algorithm. We developed and tested immersive content in which users ride on a trolley in a virtual space. All users responded quite positively to the experience.


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