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Qantas offering VR for 1st class flights

RiftXdevRiftXdev Posts: 847 Poster of the Week
edited January 2015 in General
Not sure of this is old news or not.

Looks good.

Hope they clean the headsets after each use. Or maybe you have to pay £300 for a headset, like coach pay £10 for headphones? :)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31039036


I think they're missing a trick here. They should put Stereo cameras on the nose of the plane so the passenger can feel like they're flying!
DK1 | DK2
"The question isn't who is going to let me but rather who is going to stop me"

Comments

  • DisdroidDisdroid Posts: 562
    Unrealistic for the next couple of years. You'd need a high end computer on board for every seat in first class.
    People tend to believe what they want to be true.
  • RiftXdevRiftXdev Posts: 847 Poster of the Week
    It's a Gear VR, so self contained
    DK1 | DK2
    "The question isn't who is going to let me but rather who is going to stop me"
  • bp2008bp2008 Posts: 256
    Art3mis
    The Note 4 is a high end mobile computer. Doesn't that count? :)
  • kojackkojack Posts: 6,469 Volunteer Moderator
    I wonder how much the IMU will be affected by being on a moving plane. Changing altitude will confuse the accelerometers, changing pitch/roll/yaw will affect the gyroscopes and moving at high speed means the earth's magnetic field is changing and affecting the magnetometer.
    With no dk2 camera to correct it, I imagine there will be quite a lot of drift.

    But I'm just guessing, I've never used VR on a plane.
  • SalbroxSalbrox Posts: 250
    Art3mis
    I predicted this would happen! Albeit not publically...
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