Yesterday, Audi revealed a new virtual reality experience in the back of an Audi e-tron at the 2019 CES (Consumer Electronics Show). It’s a very interesting idea, one that would allow rear passenger to use VR goggles to experience virtual reality that’s connected to the car they’re in. So if the car turns left, the VR vehicle or world they’re in turns left as well. So it’s a truly immersive experience. In this new video, we get to see what that experience looks like.
In this video, we see a teenage girl sitting in the backseat of, presumably, her parents’ Audi e-tron. She’s clearly bored in the backseat of the family car, so she picks up the VR goggles that just so happen to be lying next to her. What she discovers is pretty awesome.
Behind those VR goggles are a bunch of different interactive worlds that can really make any trip an incredible amount of fun. The first one she jumps into is a cartoonish world with her in the seat of some sort of voodoo car made out of bones. It’s fun and silly and the VR car follows what the actual Audi e-tron does in the real world. So as her family’s car stops at a stop sign, so too does the VR car.
The next world she jumps into, she’s sitting atop a flying pterodactyl as it soars through a dino-filled world. It’s pretty incredible, as the pyerodactyl swoops under the bent neck of a brontosaurus and through a field of other dinosaurs.
After that, she switches to the most exciting world of all, a new game developed in-joint with Marvel, called “Marvel’s Avengers: Rocket’s Rescue Run”, which may or may not spoil a plot point of the upcoming Avengers: Endgame. In that, we see he blast intergalactic ships in space and it looks pretty amazing. Imagine doing that in a family car ride as a kid?