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Uber wants to make your travel entertaining using VR

The VR system that Uber wishes to patent uses a self-driving car’s sensor data to generate a unique virtual environment for the riders.

The technology is in the process of changing every sector and every industry, may it be healthcare,  banking, finance, transportation etc. Almost, every company has started to adopt new technology and implement it to give new and seamless experience to its customers. Following the path, Uber, too, is trying to shape the future of transportation to make travel easy and entertaining for its customers.

According to the sources, Uber is all set to use virtual reality in its system to make travel entertaining. Uber filed two applications both titled “Virtual Reality Experience For a Vehicle,” on August 5, 2016, which was published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) last month.

Most people travel the same routes at the same times of day over and over again and are interested in using their travel time for something other than looking at whatever is currently visible out of the vehicle’s windows,” the applications stated.

The VR system that Uber wishes to patent uses a self-driving car’s sensor data to generate a unique virtual environment for the riders.

This could help address motion sickness problem, which occurs because of the lag between simulated and real motion. It might also create annotated AR overlays that offer sightseeing information for tourists. Additionally, things, like checking email or reading the news, could be done with it.

Both of the patents’ inventors, Richard Donnelly and David Bradley are employees at Uber Advanced Technologies Group in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and looks after the company’s self-driving car research.

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Kritika Sehgal

A storyteller and a writer from the hills of Shimla, Kritika Sehgal is a tech- savvy and has a strong inclination towards Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, and Cryptocurrencies. She is also the founder of storytelling blog ‘Words of Five Senses' and has worked with The Indian Express, CNN News18 and Techseen, Singapore before.

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