Ford Virtual Reality Tour VIRTTEX

While at Ford I got the chance to drive the Ford simulator known as VIRRTEX. The linked video is a kinda chopped up as I was in the car for about 15 minutes and could not record everything. But one thing I learned from driving the simulator is how easy it is to drift out of your lane when you glance down and look at your cell phone. I was given a variety of test to perform and they introduced their lane drift sensors and warnings which I wish I had in my current car.

VIRRTEX allows Ford Motor Company to test safety and new in car features like new enhancements to SYNC to ensure that using the advanced technology in the Ford Vehicles of today and the future allow us to keep our eyes on the road and not looking down at out cell phones.

Disclaimer: Ford paid for my airfare and hotel to attend this event. Opinions are my own.

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