Valeo presents Valeo Racer, a new extended reality in-car gaming experience developed with Unity, at South by Southwest 2024

Date:

Share post:

At South by Southwest 2024 in Austin, Texas, Valeo, a world leader in mobility technology, will present a world first: Valeo Racer, a new extended reality in-car gaming experience for passengers developed using Unity. With Valeo Racer, every ride becomes a special and fun experience, be it for a short commute or a longer journey. The game integrates the vehicle’s real surroundings, including buildings, roads and traffic, offering unique experiences and challenges every time.

Valeo Racer is the first extended reality video game to combine live video and world perception of the real environment with digital gaming elements. The “infinite runner” game is generated by a software stack developed by Valeo. It uses the vehicle’s existing Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS), including cameras, radar and ultrasonic sensors, and artificial intelligence perception algorithms to insert the car’s real-time environment data into Unity’s Runtime to generate game elements. The Runtime is a proprietary component of the game engine that handles various critical components of the game, rendering high-performance graphics, managing user input and interactions, coordinating game components, supporting real-time physics simulation, animation, scripting languages, asset management, and networking – all on the end device. The result allows passengers to play on their phone or tablet connected with in-vehicle wifi and even compete with each other during trips.

Geoffrey Bouquot, EVP Strategy and CTO at Valeo says, “Valeo strives to offer car manufacturers  new solutions and technologies to meet fast-evolving needs and expectations of drivers and passengers. As vehicles are equipped with more sensors and software to support driving assistance and autonomous driving systems, we see opportunities to reuse sensors and computing power already onboard to support new entertainment experiences. Working with Unity teams and relying on their amazing expertise in gaming to insert digital elements into our live feed of the vehicle environment has been a great journey of partnership and innovation, and we look forward to blazing new trails together.”

Also Read: Pros and Cons of Open Source Software for Developers

Unity, which has long been a cornerstone of game development, has gained a lot of traction within the Automotive industry. The Unity Engine is used throughout the sector from pre production design concepts and ADAS simulation tools through to production infotainment systems deployed in vehicles.

Marc Whitten, Chief Product and Technology Officer, Unity says, “The Valeo Racer experience highlights how Unity can be used in the end-to-end production cycle within the automotive industry by uniting real-time technologies. We hope the unique experience developed with Valeo serves as a template for engineers and creators to think beyond the use of our technology for just safety, to ultimate passenger satisfaction – front seat and back.”

Check Out The New TalkDev Podcast. For more such updates follow us on Google News TalkDev News.

TalkDev Bureau
TalkDev Bureau
The TalkDev Bureau has five well-trained writers and journalists, well versed in B2B enterprise technology industry, and constantly in touch with industry leaders for the latest trends, opinions, and other inputs- to bring you the best and latest in the domain.
spot_img

Related articles

How Does the Kernel Work in the Operating System (OS)

Explore the core of the Operating System (OS) - the Kernel. Unveil its key role in managing system...

Wondershare Unveils Filmora 13.3: Revolutionizing Video Editing with Improved UI, UX, and Advanced Color Grading Features

Wondershare has released Filmora 13.3, the latest flagship video editing software update. This version introduces significant UI and...

Apple Removes WhatsApp and Threads from China App Store on Government Order Citing National Security

Apple has removed Meta Platforms' WhatsApp and Threads from its App Store in China due to national security...

Meta Platforms Unveils Llama 3 AI and Real-Time Image Generator to Rival OpenAI

Meta Platforms has launched early versions of its latest large language model, Llama 3, and an image generator...