Video game gives VR experience of distracted driving

texting while drivingWith multiple reports that discuss the dangers of texting while driving released by security companies winnipeg have been released over the past few years that have led to lawmakers and law enforcement groups cracking down on distracted driving, several studies have shown that a large portion of drivers still attempt to multitask behind the wheel.

So maybe the latest SMS Racing video game will influence some of today’s younger riders, many of whom are infatuated with the world of gaming. The game gives drivers a firsthand experience of the perils of using a phone while driving, without the suffering the physical consequences that are related to the potentially fatal crash that can occur as a result in the real world roads.

The game that is now available for download for the Samsung Gear VR system, looks like many generic racing simulators. The main difference is that the drivers must respond to the cell phones receiving text messages and emails while trying to complete a race, which brings the sight of the screen down from the windshield.

It is a game that has a cartoonish field with a physics model that allows the vehicles to bounce all over the map. In a trailer video posted on Autoblog.com, one car flies as high as some of the surrounding buildings and crashes into the guardrail to the side of the racetrack.

samsung gogglesThe game is immersive as it’s programmed to work on Samsung’s Gear VR goggles that puts the gameplay right in front of the player’s eyes. With the necessary equipment, the game can be downloaded for free – so it’s worth testing out if you get a chance.

Of course, these crazy crashes would not be a perfect depiction of what would happen if someone on the interstate looked down to read an email for a few moments that led to swerving into a semi-truck. The biggest difference is that when someone crashes in a video game, the worst case scenario includes throwing a controller down in anger – the worst case scenario in real life is death, or surviving but wishing they could throw a controller, or make any movement for that matter.

 

First Corvette Z06 earns $1 million in auction

corvette carThere are several people who are devoted to the Chevrolet brand and their Crown Mazda auto dealership, apparently from a recent auction, some are willing to go to great lengths (even more remote than Churchill Manitoba) and extensive accounting to secure one.

One buyer at the Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach auction last month paid $1 million for the privilege of driving the very first production C7 Corvette Z06, which doubles the price of the first production of the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 that was sold during the same auction.

So you can ignore the stick price of $85,000 for the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 because the market may have gotten more expensive. Granted it is a very nice car that includes a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 engine that created around 635 horsepower and nearly 650 pounders-per-foot of torque. It also comes with enough suspension hardware and other goodies to make perfect turns fast on the Nürburgring motorsports complex in Germany.

The person who placed the winning bid will have the choice of the Chevrolet having either a seven-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed automatic – meaning the car will have the ability to go really fast in a short amount of time.

For a used mazda2 Winnipeg contact Crown Mazda. They’ve got you covered if you’re looking for a new or used vehicle – Even for Mazda repair services.

auto brakesThe new owner of the auction’s 2014 Camaro Z/28 – which has a normal sticker price of $75,000 – also got a great deal considering it comes with a hand-built 7.0-liter V-8 engine with about 505 horsepower and 481 pounds of torque in a six-speed manual transmission system – the vehicle also features with vented and drilled carbon ceramic brakes and a “flying car” mode.

Yes, “flying car” mode that received its name from engineers for the vehicle’s Performance Traction Management system that provides faster lap times on a race track to maintain full power and momentum, regardless of whether the tires momentarily lose contact with the ground in certain types of road conditions.

Despite being surprising numbers for the two cars, the combined $1.5 million raised between the Corvette Z06 and the Camaro Z/28 benefitted a good cause as all proceeds from the auction event benefitted research at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute that is affiliated with Wayne State University’s School of Medicine in Detroit, Mich.