January, as you may or may not know, is Teen Driving Awareness Month. Toyota has come up with a way to support that initiative’s efforts in a fun and engaging way—thanks to a new driving simulator with Oculus Rift virtual reality technology. It’s the first time the Oculus Rift technology has been used to support driving safety—and it’s a really fun way to educate the public on a very important and serious topic: safe driving.
All you need to use the simulator is a stationary Toyota vehicle and the Oculus Rift headset. Get behind the wheel, put it on, and become immersed in an amazingly detailed busy city street scene. The simulator, part of the TeenDrive365 initiative, can be used both by teens and parents alike. You’ll be faced with challenges in the simulator and must retain your focus on the road—or face the consequences.
Hopefully, this exciting new Toyota initiative, fun as it is, will help sober people up when it comes to driving safety. During this Teen Driving Awareness Month, even if you don’t have access to a simulator, think of some ways to be safer out there on the roads. Here’s an idea: come see us at Route 44 Toyota to get a safe, practical new vehicle for your teen today.