INDG und AltSpace zeigen in einer beeindruckenden Virtual Reality (VR) Inszenierung einer Hyperloop-Reise - vom Betreten des Bahnhofs bis zur Fahrt in einem Pod - und geben so Einblick in die Zukunft des Hochgeschwindigkeits-Verkehrs.
The panoramic VR experience is being unveiled at Elon Musk’s SpaceX headquarters in California, which is this week hosting the 2019 SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition. Mr Musk conceived Hyperloop in 2013 as a revolutionary high-speed ground transport system. His concept is now being worked on around the globe by the world's top engineers, architects and designers.
The VR experience is a virtual model of the Hyperloop being developed by the award-winning team at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands. The hyper-modern design and streamlined 3-D experience, which echoes AltSpace and INDG’s vision to offer an unparalleled digital experience, has been created for the Dutch team as it competes in the 2019 Hyperloop Pod Competition.
It is the third year that Delft Hyperloop is competing in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition having won first place in 2017. This year, twenty teams from around the globe will compete to achieve the fastest top speed along the fully enclosed 1.25 km test track.
This is the second Hyperloop VR experience INDG has worked on, previously creating an interactive model and exploding view of TU Delft’s entry to the inaugural SpaceX competition. For this year’s launch and as creative lead, INDG brought AltSpace onboard to help virtually bring the Dutch team’s ‘Atlas 02’ pod to life.
Being responsible for the visual and technical aspects of the VR experience, AltSpace was invited to recreate wide-ranging station facilities, the pod’s minimalistic interior and exterior design, as well as panoramic views, infographic screens, and navigational signage.
This became possible due to effective 3D-scene optimisation in order to meet the hardware and software requirements of real-time graphics while maintaining the quality and attention to details which are the signature highlights of AltSpace studio.
For INDG, whose mission is to make ‘every product playable’, the Hyperloop experience follows projects completed for long-time partners Adidas, Honda, Philips and Yamaha, which utilise INDG’s own in-house CG technology to bring to life complete product portfolios.
AltSpace offers the full spectrum of digital experiences and has worked on a variety of projects including the world’s first fully electric car-racing series Formula E, a first global AI race series Roborace, a leading designer in the superyacht industry Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design, as well as World Touring Car Championships and the G20 international forum.
Most commonly associated with video games, VR technology has a growing number of real-world applications. Among these is VR medical imaging, which allows surgeons to visually experience human anatomy in detail and perfect surgical procedures before performing them on patients.
Other industries, such as automotive and luxury have also begun employing VR for workforce training, and skills assessment.