Castrol Edge Presents Virtual Drift

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Castrol Edge: Virtual Drifting With Titanium Strong VR Helmet

Castrol Edge Titanium Strong “Virtual Drift” is a demo to showcase its performance enhancing engine oil “Titanium Strong.”

 

According to Engadget, technologists Adam Amaral and Glenn Snyder were hired in November 2014 by Castrol Edge to build a VR project to show off Castrol Edge Titanium Strong Oil!   The video was directed by director Ben Conrad from Logan Creative.

 

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Custom-built Titanium Strong VR helmet!

 

The driver on the line is Matt Powers, a profession Formula Drift driver from the U.S. Powers successfully drove blindly on a real-world race track, wearing a custom-made Titanium Strong VR helmet built with Oculus Rift DK2 and NVIDIA GTX 980 video cards.

 

Matt Powers’ view inside the VR helmet is an immersive virtual world called “Virtual Drift,” according to Engadget, Virtual Drift was developed using Unreal Engine 4, and working together on NVIDIA's PhysX engine the physics in the right position.  Numbers of tracking sensors are installed all-around the car that feeds, collects data and sends data to built-in PhysX engine.

 

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Inside Virtual Drift, Matt Powers drove and drift through collapsing roads, giant walls of fallen rocks, raced with other virtual car, ran through virtual rocky walls, and hung on the cliff for couple seconds, where he has to back up and drift to escape!

 

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Formula Drift Professional Driver: Matt Powers

Pro Drifting Driver Matt Powers Quotes

“Virtual Drift was exhilarating and challenging like nothing I’ve ever done before!” 

 

“Virtual Drift was exhilarating and challenging like nothing I’ve ever done before, it’s been awesome not only being involved and testing this next generation of gaming technology, but  the possibilities this opens up for motor sport in general are mind blowing.”

 

Titanium Strong Virtual Drift Behind The Scene Video

 

Castrol Edge Virtual Drift In 360 Youtube Video

This is Castrol Edge Titanium Strong Virtual Drift in Youtube 360 Video!  The 360 video will only work properly on Youtube's support platform. For Youtube 360 video playback instructions, please follow the 360 video playback instruction on this page.

 

Content & Image Source: Castrol Virtual Drift, Engadget

Author: Jason Spock

Jason is the the world's number 1 fan of Mr. Spock from Star Trek! Old school Arcade and video game addict while growing up in the big 80's. Die hard game geek turned tech & trend blogger, setting his heart on the future of Virtual Reality!

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