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.
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.
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!
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
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Content & Image Source: Castrol Virtual Drift, Engadget