Innovations Pick: OutRun is Back!

Back when we were all wee lads, arcade driving games that actually had motion/simulation were the most amazing thing ever.   Garnet Hertz, a researcher at University of California Irvine, has pushed that idea to the modern age by taking Sega’s classic OutRun game and integrating it into an actual go-kart-like vehicle combined with augmented reality.  The AR allows the track of the game to correspond with the actual path of the road, allowing for a unique (and probably very unsafe) driving experience.  Fortunately, when you hit the side of the road, the car does not explode into a fiery ball of flames and ask you for more money.

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