Nissan GT-R Remotely Driven With PS Controller Hits 130 miles per hour

Nissan GT-R Remotely Driven With PS Controller Hits 130 miles per hour

Nissan GT-R Remotely Driven With PS Controller Hits 130 miles per hour

The DualShock4 controller itself was unmodified, but was connected to microcomputer that translated joystick and button inputs into instructions for the on-car robots.

In the video below, professional racer Jann Mardenborough remote-controls a GT-R from the cockpit of a helicopter. Thanks to a Racelogic VBOX Motorsport sensor, Mardenborough was able to keep track of the car's speed on an LCD display in the helicopter cockpit. His fasted lap around the circuit was 1 minute and 17.47 seconds, reaching a top speed of 131 miles per hour and average speed of 76 miles per hour. The remote-control vehicle is capable of a top speed of 196mph - not restricted for the objective of the project auto - with no one sitting behind the wheel. A number of safety and fail-safe systems were in place in case of any loss of control.

"This was once-in-a-lifetime, truly epic stuff", said Mardenborough.

We'll be finally getting Gran Turismo Sport in a few days.

"The response from the vehicle when using the controller was far more engaging than I thought it would be", says Mardenborough. To mark the release of Gran Turismo Sport as well as the 20 anniversary of Nissan's relationship with the franchise, the Japanese automaker hooked up its most famous performance vehicle to a video game controller and let one of its recent GT Academy graduates take it for a spin around Silverstone's National Circuit. JLB Design has done an incredible job at making everything respond really well.

GT-R/C is produced in association with GT Academy, the driving school by Gran Turismo, and Nissan in order to bring video game players into the real world of racing.

"Steering, acceleration, and braking were all intelligently configured, allowing for controlled application so I could really get a feel through the corners and hold it steady down the fast straights".

In 2018, the Nissan GT-R /C will be used in a tour of primary and secondary schools in the United Kingdom to promote future careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) subjects.

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