Despite what the popular media is portraying, racing on public streets and highways is just not cool! Not only are you putting yourself in a potentially dangerous situation, but you are also putting others at risk. There is a high probability of losing control of your vehicle if you reach a high enough speed or hit any road hazards. This could result to huge losses and property damage as well as the loss of lives.
So what do you do if you want to get that adrenaline rush without all of the hassle of getting seriously hurt or killed? Well, the next best thing to getting in your car and racing inside a proper race track is to use virtual racing simulators.
The days of playing with a gamepad in your hands to play popular racing games are over! Technology has created racing simulators that replicate what it truly feels like to be inside a car. You have your steering wheel, the right pedal assembly for automatic or manual transmission, a stick shift (which can be adjusted for automatic or manual transmission) and an array of monitors that gives you the feeling of being inside the drivers seat. And to add to the realism of being inside a real race car, virtual racing simulators employ the latest, most ergonomic and most professional looking (and feeling) car seats to boot! But is that enough?
What you basically have in front of you is a visual and tactile simulation of racing. What would complete the package? Well of course, you actually need to feel like youre inside the car to completely believe the simulation of racing. And thats what these more advanced virtual racing simulators have!
These new simulators understand that when you are in a race situation, the road wont always be perfectly flat. There will be bumps and changes in the texture of the surface you are driving on as well as other road imperfections depending on the terrain. And this translates from the road, to the wheels of the car, to the cars body and ultimately to the driver. This is what makes racing such an exciting activity.
These new virtual racing simulators employ gears and gyros to provide that very much needed shock and vibration every time you hit a bump on the virtual road! Now if that doesnt give you the closest feeling to actually being in a proper race car then youre a very hard customer to please!
This high level of realism can also be used for other means aside from racing. It can be used to virtually test out the handling ability of new cars being released or it could simply be used as an educational tool for new drivers. This puts inexperienced people in a situation where they can simulate the act of driving without any fear of causing any accidents as they learn how to control a car. Its also a great way to avoid ruining that paint job if you have a brand new car.
So, if you really have that need for speed, get a virtual racing simulator and push the pedal to the metal all day long!