Motion Simulation’s website says the simulator was constructed with the help of the Ariel Motor Company, itself responsible for the Ariel Atom, a vehicle that has more in common with a F1 racer than a conventional sports car.
With a width-height-depth of 2.7x 1.9 x 2.3m, the dimensions are respectable for a device the not only provides vision and sound, but motion as well. A 180° “spherical” screen capable of resolutions of 3480 x 800 and 5760 x 1200 (via projector) should convince your eyes that you’re driving some sort of terrestrial, wheeled vehicle.
The simulator’s tracks are said to be very precise — “laser-scanned” and accurate within a margin of 2mm.
If you’re wondering how it’ll go with your decor (or if it’ll even fit in your house), Motion Simulation provides this mock-up. No, the alien space pod from the future does not look at all out of place alongside your perfectly clean designer furniture.
£11,500, or $18,235 Australian, is the asking price. And that’s just for the basic model. If you want the deluxe version, be prepared to part with $53,830 (£33,950).
Images: Motion Simulation Ltd