Audi uses data from on-board computer for VR glasses in cars

Audi is working on the possibilities to use VR glasses in the backseat of cars, where the movements of the car affect the image in the virtual environment. The manufacturer expects to be able to integrate traffic situations in the future.

Audi is demonstrating entertainment technology at the CES in Las Vegas. The company has an electric e-tron vehicle with in-the-back VR glasses that run the VR application Marvel’s Avengers: Rocket’s Rescue Run. As soon as the e-tron accelerates, the spaceship in which they are sitting is flying faster for the vr-eyeglass wearers and on turns, the spaceship makes similar maneuvers during its journey through the asteroid belt.

The technology was developed by Audi Electronics Venture, which has a share in the startup holoride. That start-up makes a software development kit available for other developers who want to use the on-board computer data for VR environments. Audi wants to release the technology ‘as soon as possible’, which according to holoride should be possible within three years. Over time, Audi expects to be able to implement all sorts of traffic situations in the virtual world through communication with infrastructure such as traffic lights. Audi .