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    Driving lessons are expensive, right? If a PS4/Xbox One game was released that you could use to practice your driving in VR or just on screen, would you buy it? Steerings wheel and pedals would be included in a bundle.

    It would be a great, cost effective alternative to IRL driving lessons!

    What do YOU think?
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    I thought about this when I started driving. Problem is is VR isn't widely used..yet, it'd be extremely expensive. But regardless, i think it'd be great, ofc irl practice would still be needed. Would be interesting to see if this eventually turns into the norm!
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    I agree. That's why I think there should be three versions.
    1. Standard game/VR game
    2. Standard game with steering wheel and pedals
    3. VR game with steering wheel and pedals
    (Original post by BDunlop)
    I thought about this when I started driving. Problem is is VR isn't widely used..yet, it'd be extremely expensive. But regardless, i think it'd be great, ofc irl practice would still be needed. Would be interesting to see if this eventually turns into the norm!
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    (Original post by harvey7)
    I agree. That's why I think there should be three versions.
    1. Standard game/VR game
    2. Standard game with steering wheel and pedals
    3. VR game with steering wheel and pedals
    Or what if you could 'rent' and entire system with everything for say 2 months,, it would make it much cheaper..
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    It wouldn't be at all decent without decent steering wheel, pedals and clutch (if automatic). Even then the "feel" of a VR sim is nothing like that of a real car, nor the cautiousness required.
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    True, but I have never seen anything quite like that before. I guess it would be possible, but hard to pull off
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    Or what if you could 'rent' and entire system with everything for say 2 months,, it would make it much cheaper..
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      There's already a game like that - GTA

      Just port that to VR (probably been done already) and you're done
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      I have to disagree with you! The steering wheel and pedal set costs about £50, and this includes wheel feedback. In the game you would be required to look around or you would fail the level.
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      It wouldn't be at all decent without decent steering wheel, pedals and clutch (if automatic). Even then the "feel" of a VR sim is nothing like that of a real car, nor the cautiousness required.
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      (Original post by harvey7)
      I have to disagree with you! The steering wheel and pedal set costs about £50, and this includes wheel feedback. In the game you would be required to look around or you would fail the level.
      Possibly with those stipulations but I don't see where you get a decent steering wheel an pedal (and possibly clutch) set for under £50
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      It is nowhere near the same. The lesson simulator would require you to complete certain maneuvers e.g. everything thats in a real lesson.
      (Original post by FriendlyPenguin)
      There's already a game like that - GTA

      Just port that to VR (probably been done already) and you're done
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      You're right. But even with a full VR, steering wheel and pedal set for roughly £300/£400 including the game it's so much cheaper that real lessons.

      Found this online - 'The average cost of a driving lesson is now £24, and with the DSA (Driving Standards Agency) recommending 47 hours of tuition under the supervision of a professional instructor, the total cost of lessons for a learner will be £1,128.'

      (Original post by zeldor711)
      Possibly with those stipulations but I don't see where you get a decent steering wheel an pedal (and possibly clutch) set for under £50
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      (Original post by harvey7)
      You're right. But even with a full VR, steering wheel and pedal set for roughly £300/£400 including the game it's so much cheaper that real lessons.

      Found this online - 'The average cost of a driving lesson is now £24, and with the DSA (Driving Standards Agency) recommending 47 hours of tuition under the supervision of a professional instructor, the total cost of lessons for a learner will be £1,128.'
      Nice comparison. I'm beginning to see where you're coming from lol
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      (Original post by AngryJellyfish)
      Moved to Learning to drive.
      Literally just beat me to it :eviltongue:
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      RoyalSheepy AngryJellyfish any thoughts on the idea?
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      Accurate driving simulators do exist, but as it's stands they're extremely expensive technology and driving lessons just works out infinitely cheaper.
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      But... what if there was a cheap alternative that was just as good?
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      Accurate driving simulators do exist, but as it's stands they're extremely expensive technology and driving lessons just works out infinitely cheaper.
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      (Original post by harvey7)
      But... what if there was a cheap alternative that was just as good?
      There isn't, and likely won't be, the technology that's more affordable than driving lessons. It's complicated technology, basically requires a replicated car which would be extremely expensive in itself just to make, let alone sell... plus, at the moment, the accuracy and real-world applications of current industrial versions of the technology are questionable. If such a thing were to be created that was a 100% viable alternative to driving lessons, we probably won't see it until we're all too old to drive.
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      (Original post by harvey7)
      RoyalSheepy AngryJellyfish any thoughts on the idea?
      Not my specialist area, I'll be the first to admit. :p: As an aid to learning basic maneuvers etc, I think it could be good... but I'd hope that people would still be required/expected to have SOME experience on a real road before taking their test. :afraid:
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