At the 2018 Goodwood Festival Of Speed (FOS), Roborace’s Robocar accomplished the first-ever fully autonomous hillclimb, becoming the first driverless electric racing car to tackle the famous FOS hill.
Roborace wanted to create an experience that would allow visitors to the Festival of Speed to enjoy the hillclimb from the Robocar’s point of view and relive the historic moment with a fully immersive virtual reality (VR) experience.
Working closely with Roborace, REWIND designed a camera rig that mounted to the car itself, with the ability to withstand the huge forces created by the Robocar’s stiff chassis and considerable torque.
REWIND then packaged the footage in an app designed to deliver high-resolution 360º video to the HTC VIVE Pro. The team also used telemetry data taken directly from the Robocar to drive the haptic simulation, which was powered by DBox actuators, and designed and built by CXC Simulations. Credit: REWIND music: bensound.com