In partnership with Epic Games, BMW introduced a particular version of their hot new product, M2. There is nothing distinctive about it – one specific coloring and multi-point seat belts.
A key feature is the technology of mixed reality ///M Mixed Reality. It consists of a specially tuned MR helmet. Any car can be used, but we still understand that this is how the new M2 is being promoted.
This topic looks quite simple: the player gets behind the wheel of a car, buckles up (it’s not a fool not to buckle up), puts on a helmet, start the engine, and drives. Yes, a car with a driver in an MR helmet drives.
The system reads all vehicle data: acceleration, rotation angle, roll, and other indicators. At this moment, the driver is shown a virtual track on which he collects unique coins in the form of the BMW logo. Here is a video demonstrating this thing (watch from 4:42):
Of course, the car drives in a mainly empty area, the area of \u200b\u200bwhich limits the virtual track. So, in theory, everything is safe.
It is not yet clear if BMW will use ///M Mixed Reality in any future vehicles. And it is not at all clear how this can be applied in reality.