Virtual Iowa City

One of my brother’s friends helped create one of the first driving simulators. I’ve gotten to take part in a couple of different studies and driven there. It’s kind of odd, but fun to get to drive it.

This gives you an idea of what it looks like when you drive it. (I really would like to speak to someone though about the word choice on the opening tag. There is a difference between a small town and a small city. I know it would be ridiculous to use the same term for Iowa City as say Chicago or New York, but seriously it’s even more ridiculous to say Iowa City is the same thing as Morse or Burr Oak.) It’s not an exact duplicate of the real thing, but there is definitely enough detail there that you can tell it’s a virtual Iowa City you’re driving through. I’m especially impressed with the rear view mirror. Click on the four spreading corners in the lower right hand corner of the video (in the column on the right hand side) to make it full screen.


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