November 13, 2012
With the world’s first voice-controlled racing iPhone game app, drivers can propel a model Nissan Fairlady Z towards the finish line.
In cooperation with Nissan, a Voice Driver production team held a Japan Grand Prix at the automaker’s Global Headquarters.
Both young and old, high- and low-pitched powered their cars – by a decibel-driven motor.
“I’m not very used to speaking loudly so it was difficult,” said one young contestant.
Even mothers join in the fun.
“It was great fun,” said another contestant, “I never thought I’d come first. I didn’t think I’d make it.”
“We will do this race for the entire 24 hours,” said Takashi Murai of Kayac Inc. and technical director for the Voice Driver Cup.
“If you access the website, you can log in from your PC, facebook or twitter. You can remotely operate a car on a track in a studio from where you are, in real time,” said Murai.
So, gentlemen – and ladies, start your virtual engines, and get ready to make some noise!