A Virtual Ride, by Billy White, invites a participant to don a Virtual Reality headset as they ride a bike.
Once placed in the virtual world they will be transported to a scene of a road and a model bike, as the user approaches the model and feels for what they think is a virtual bike, they will then be presented with a physical bike. They can mount the bike, start to pedal and navigate through the virtual scene, with the scaling and the physics of the virtual and real world in sync, this simulation creates an immersive and astonishing experience of being anywhere.
The system works with both VR models and point clouds taken from real city environments. Produced in collaboration with Clicks and Links, Cityverve and many others. The project was featured in the 2017 Innovate UK Annual Conference.