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NZDF News - Driving simulation technology

Cutting-edge technology is being trialled by the Army to help improve driver safety, save money and be more sustainable.

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New Zealand military uses ball-shaped simulation platform to practice amphibious ops

“Using NOVA allows different driving situations — and sea states — to be replicated, improving sustainability as well as real costs in terms of wear and tear and fuel,”

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Virtual reality company Eight360 takes vehicle training simulator to overseas markets

Eight360 sent demonstration units of its NOVA VR motion simulator to Australia and the United States in June, marking a significant step in its ambition to break into the multi-billion dollar military training market.

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Where's My Hover-Car?

There has been a lot of buzz around the VTOL industry in recent weeks, with major announcements from several companies about IPOs, flight certification progress and large order contracts... Are “flying cars” finally getting off the ground? NOVA might be just what is needed to make it happen!

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Are Human-Sized Hamster Balls The Future Of VR?

Eight360’s omnidirectional sphere promises a whole new level of immersion. Thanks to the diligent work of a New Zealand based company called Eight360, you may soon be jumping into VR through a device called the NOVA, or as CEO Terry Miller calls it, “the crazy spinning ball of death”. - Bobby Carlton, VR Scout.

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Eight360's New Nova VR Motion Simulator Is Fully Rollable and Untethered

Eight360, a New Zealand-based industrial design and VR company, has introduced its fully untethered Nova VR Motion Simulator. The Nova places its user into a fully rollable transparent ball that is able to spin in any direction, lending full immersion toward any compatible virtual reality content, including several PC games and simulators. - Isaac Rouse, HypeBeast

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