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Honda's trippy Dream Drive is an awesome use of virtual reality

Martyn Williams | July 27, 2015
As I climbed into the Honda Pilot SUV, I didn't have high hopes.

"And that's it," a voice outside this trippy ground-to-sea-to-space journey remarked. We'd stopped and I reached up to remove the headset, returning to the sunny but decidedly less thrilling world of Honda's Silicon Valley parking lot.

My takeaway? Virtual reality can be cool by itself, but combine it with additional sensations, like the actual movement of real-world surroundings, and it enters a new dimension. This could be a new way to stay entertained on long journeys by car, bus, train or plane.

It's not clear if the Dream Drive will become a real product, and if so who will sell it. But someone should do it, and fast.


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