LET THE EXPERIENCE BEGIN – VIRTUAL CAPSULE WITH HTC VIVE ALLOWS HYPERLOOP TEAM TO BRING A LIFE SIZED HYPERLOOP CAPSULE ANYWHERE
3D virtual model of Hyperloop interior familiarizes general public with new method of transportation
Allows HTT team to bring a full sized capsule anywhere with the HTC Vive
Life-sized model allows designers to visualize and improve the capsule before production begins
PUBLIC AWARENESS – FAMILIARISE THE PUBLIC WITH THE HYPERLOOP CONCEPT
Hyperloop is one of the most fascinating transportation projects of our time. However, for most it is still just a science fiction fantasy. With construction of the project already beginning, the Hyperloop Transportation Technologies team was looking for a way to engage the general public with the reality of the project and move away from the common misconception of a claustrophobic capsule travelling in a rocket like manner. Moreover, HTT was also looking for new ways to experiment with interior design variations without having to manufacture expensive prototypes.
TAKE A SEAT IN THE HYPERLOOP CAPSULE
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies already uses a range of interactive augmented reality content to help educate the public about all aspects surrounding the project. The Hyperloop VR experience takes this to the next level. Using the HTC Vive, RE’FLEKT created a virtual Hyperloop capsule in crisp 3D graphics. Just put on the headset, and you are sitting inside a life sized Hyperloop capsule. With full 360° vision and a total immersion of movement, it is possible to walk up and down the 30-seat capsule to explore all the features right before your eyes: the comfortable lighting, the Augmented Windows and overall familiar setting – much the same as an airliner or fast train. The built-in options also allow Hyperloop engineers to instantly modify design aspects within the lifelike experience. With a click of a button seat shape, texture and color can be modified and tested to ensure only the best designs reach the production lines.