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Issue Date: Vol. 51, No. 8, August 2011, Posted On: 8/8/2011


Scientist Turns OutRun Into Real Vehicle


N. Montano
nick@vendingtimes.net
Sega, arcade video game, videogame, Outrun, Outrun video game, driving game, Garnet Hertz, gaming therapy system, therapy disabled, amusement business

Outrun Car

IRVINE, CA -- A scientist at the University of California here has been turned Sega's 1985 hit videogame driver into a real automobile.

Team leader Garnet Hertz said the "OutRun" project is intended to contribute to the development of gaming therapy systems for quadriplegics and other disabled persons. Gizmag, a newsletter focused on new technology, described the result as "a kind of combination electric golf cart and arcade-style videogame console."

Two forward-looking video cameras scan the street ahead as custom software translates the data into an augmented reality display that shows the real-life road on the screen in front of the driver, depicted in terms of graphics in the style of Sega's original OutRun game.

A video of the arcade game-inspired vehicle in motion is available at Gizmag. | SEE STORY


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