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


Scientist Turns OutRun Into Real Vehicle


Marcus Webb
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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