Being a passenger on a long journey can be a very boring experience. Holoride, a German startup funded by Audi, just changed that. In fact, it has set up a device that allows passengers to immerse themselves in the Metaverse thanks to virtual reality. But you’ll have to take credit cards to take advantage of it.
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the largest electronics trade show in the world. It is dedicated to the latest technologies in consumer electronics. On the occasion of this event we were able to see the device of the Holoride startup that brings VR to all cars. As Coindesk has taught us, Holoride’s “Motorverse” works quite well, despite some bugs. However, virtual reality imposes significant design challenges. They are even more so when it is to be used in something small and mobile like a vehicle.
Audi, through Holoride, has apparently addressed this issue ever since. Last August, the startup was able to bring VR gaming to some Audi models. Now it’s the turn of all other vehicles. His device uses artificial intelligence to analyze the movement of the car in real time. Combine these analyzes with the movements made by the head wearing the helmet. In the end, we get an optimal virtual reality experience.
You can already have access to this device as it is for sale on the Holoride site. All you have to do is buy the helmet, the disc and a subscription to the platform. The complete device costs $799. But if you already have the VR glasses which are actually HTC Vive Flow, you can buy the disc for $199. To all this, we have to add the subscription which costs $20 monthly or $180 annually .
To make its ecosystem complete, Holoride first integrated an aspect of the Metaverse into the concept. Indeed, the platform you will access has its own cryptocurrency, the RIDE. This token is based on the MultiversX Blockchain better known as Elrond. Thus, Holoride incorporates a concept that will motivate developers to create ever more efficient games. The RIDE, in fact, will be used to obtain rewards in the game and allow payments. In all Holoride compatible games, we can swap RIDE.
Furthermore, from now on, all products associated with Holoride will be able to integrate RIDE so that the payment ecosystem remains uniform. Note, however, that RIDE is not a new cryptocurrency. Indeed, it was launched at the end of 2021. Furthermore, it is already listed on major exchanges such as Bitstamp, Gate.io and of course the MultiversX DEX.
How affordable will it be to play the Metaverse in a vehicle, especially at $799 per device and $20 per subscription? The number of sales of the Motorverse Holoride will help answer that question. What is certain, however, this is the importance that Web3 assumes. We see that the concept is increasingly adopted by companies.
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