Mirage 3D DaVinci Driving Simulator Rig Lacks Wheels, Has Passenger Seat

We could only surmise that this "realistic" DaVinci driving simulator from Mirage3D is for teaching this morning. I mean, why else would this thing have a passenger seat? Riding shotgun for a video game? Not when the couch is so comfy, thanks. Then again, this is also the perfect gift for that cousin with a penchant… » 6/28/08 10:00am 6/28/08 10:00am

Google Maps Driving Simulator Lets You 'Drive' Anywhere

This top-down Google Maps-based driving simulator is one step closer to our ultimate dream: simulated driving on any street, anywhere, based on data available from Google Maps/Google Earth. Geoquake's 2D Flash version may be really simple—you only have a choice of four vehicles and there's no actual collision… » 6/10/08 5:45pm 6/10/08 5:45pm

Toyota's Highly Advanced Driving Simulator, in Video

A week ago we told you about Toyota's new driving simulator and now we've gotten our hands on some sweet video. Labeled one of the world's most realistic virtual driving environments, we'd love to load the new Forza into the simulator's 23-foot dome that moves over 6,000 square feet. Something tells us that Toyota… » 12/03/07 9:00am 12/03/07 9:00am

Toyota's New Driving Simulator Looks Like Fairground Attraction

This is Toyota's latest toy, a 78-ton driving simulator that recreates situations too wild for real life. Consisting of a 23-foot dome perched on top of a 15-foot-high gantry, the simulator is at Toyota's Higashifuji Technical Center in Shizuoka, and will be deployed to improve safety features on Toyota cars. » 11/26/07 7:19am 11/26/07 7:19am