The experience is based on Marvel Comics' Avengers: Rocket's Rescue Run and at its core is a set of VR glasses that syncs with the Audi's movements to give kids the experience of cruising through an asteroid field in a ship manned by the Guardians of the Galaxy, accompanied by a character called Rocket, who will appear in The Avengers: Endgame later this year. As Audi and other carmakers have seen, ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft are part of a broader trend of replacing personal auto ownership with "mobility as a service" (MaaS), especially as the "passenger economy" is forecast to become a $7 trillion market by 2050, according to a study by Intel and Strategy Analytics.
Wearing VR glasses, the passenger in an Audi e-tron (combined electric power consumption in kWh/100 km (62.1 mi)*: 26.2 -22.5 (WLTP); 24.6 - 23.7 (NEFZ); combined carbon dioxide emissions in g/km (g/mi): 0) is transported into a fantastical depiction of outer space.
Audi is now demonstrating a prototype for "Marvel's Avengers: Rocket's Rescue Run" at CES 2019, which is an in-car, virtual reality (VR) experience with augmented reality (AR) that features characters from Guardians of the Galaxy developed specifically for the Audi e-tron. What's unique about the experience is that every movement of the vehicle is replicated in real time, so if the auto speeds up so does the ship, if the vehicle takes a left-hand bend the ship will fly around an obstacle accordingly.
"A special effect without a story is a pretty boring thing", as George Lucas once said, but Audi is hoping to get content developers to take advantage of this tech, building video games and educational VR content that could work with a car's movements in the real world to enhance the VR experience.
The experience itself now requires a VR headset and that you sit in an Audi e-tron crossover, which will virtually transform into a spaceship aesthetically reminiscent of Guardians of the Galaxy's vehicular counterpart.
Adam Gase to be new Jets head coach
Adam Gase has been hired by the New York Jets as their new head coach, according to Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer. Gase will replace Todd Bowles, who was sacked by the Jets after four seasons following the end of the 2018 season.
‘The Division 2’ Coming to Epic Games Store, Pulled From Steam
It's a major coup for Epic's store, by far the biggest game to make the move to the platform since its launch late past year . The first Division game attracted millions of owners through Steam, according to estimates from tracking service Steam Spy .
Audi has always followed its tagline "Vorsprung Durch Technik" which in English translates to "Improving Through Technology".
"Creative minds will use our platform to come up with fascinating worlds that turn the journey from A to B into a real adventure", said Nils Wollny, Head of Digital Business at Audi, and future CEO of Holoride. "We can only develop this new entertainment segment by adopting a cooperative, open approach for vehicle, device and content producers".
Audi has co-founded a company called holoride with the sole focus being to provide immersive in-car entertainment. For example, stopping at traffic lights could introduce unexpected obstacles in a game or interrupt a learning program with a quiz.
The companies noted that they're longtime partners: Audi, whose parent company is Volkswagen, and Marvel Studios first teamed up with the appearance of the Audi R8 in 2008's "Iron Man".
The White House has directed the IRS to pay tax refunds to millions of people during the partial federal shutdown . About three-quarters of taxpayers receive annual refunds, giving them an incentive to file their returns early.
Xu tried to play down suggestions the Kunpeng 920 might compete directly with Intel, a major supplier to Huawei. Huawei's TaiShan servers are built for big data, distributed storage and ARM-native application scenarios.
The Toronto Raptors are planning to sign Patrick McCaw for the rest of this season for the veteran's minimum of $786,000. After passing on the Golden State Warriors' qualifying offer this summer, McCaw found it hard to find another offer.
Even, the company expanded its own Alexa line-up by adding new minimalist wall clock displaying timers set with voice assistant. Launched in United States at CES 2019 for a price tag of $80, the Lenovo Smart Clock is slated to be shipped from this spring.
When Nagy was hired last January, he was the same age as LeFleur and had only a few games of play-calling experience. LaFleur joined the Titans in 2018 with nine previous years of National Football League coaching experience.
The injuries will cause her son emotional trauma, Nelson said, noting the teacher also humiliated him in front of other students. Last year, an OH teacher was sacked after she was photographed dragging a student by the arm down a school hallway .
Mysterious radio signals (artist's impression) have reached Earth - from a galaxy 1.5 billion light years away. Radio signals coming from a distant galaxy in outer space have been detected by a telescope in Canada .
Pope Francis, at the weekend, appealed to European leaders to show "concrete solidarity" and give the migrants "a safe port". EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said Wednesday that "the past weeks have not been Europe's finest hour".
May postponed the vote last month because of intense opposition from MPs, promising further clarifications from Brussels. There were turbulent scenes in parliament when some in May's Conservative Party accused the speaker of bias.
Arrest Warrant Issued for R. Kelly's Former Manager
Chief investigator Cynthia Nwokocha also contacted Joycelyn Savage's family; the family has been fully cooperative. The accusations against the 52-year-old were reignited after the six hour docu-series, " Surviving R.
US, China trade talks conclude on positive note
For its part, Beijing is unhappy with USA export and investment curbs, suggesting it might demand concessions. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Kim's visit and the trade talks were "two separate matters".
Chandler Parsons, Grizzlies Agree To Part Ways
Last season was his best in Memphis when he averaged 7.9 points on 46 percent shooting from the floor in 19 minutes per game. The Memphis Hustle is the G League affiliate of the Grizzlies. "We will continue to monitor Chandler's progress".
AMD's 3rd-gen Ryzen desktop CPUs are coming in mid
The Radeon VII will serve as a more direct competitor to Nvidia's RTX 2080 model and will retail for the same price of $699. AMD has officially announced its next-generation high performance gaming graphics card, the AMD Radeon VII .
Who Is the Fiji Water Girl?
"I had no idea until right as people were trickling in (to the awards show)", she told me. My performance would've truly not been possible without you".
Vic Fangio to be hired as the Broncos’ new head coach
Instead, the Bears' season ended earlier than expected and now the man Mack dubbed an "evil genius" will join Miller in Denver. He's built dominant defenses in different eras, successfully adapting to changes in personnel, philosophies and style.
It’s not too late to get that flu shot
During the 2017-18 flu season, 11 flu-associated deaths in people under 65 were reported in Santa Clara County, Cody said. Severe complications of influenza infection include pneumonia which can lead to hospitalization and death.
'Roger Federer's ups and downs are normal. Djokovic.'
Asked what Carter would think about his record tally of 20 Grand Slams, Federer broke down in tears and responded: "Sorry". Federer is in near career-best form after winning a record third Hopman Cup title with Switzerland in Perth last week.