Toyota developing PS3-compatible track box for FR-S and Subaru BRZ.
Toyota is developing a new event recorder for the GT86, Scion FR-S and the Subaru BRZ that will allow drivers to upload data from track days directly to their PS3s. The new black box will enable drivers to compete with other driving enthusiasts around the world online by sharing their actual track numbers. Digital Trends reports that with this new technology, Toyota is “breaking down the wall between reality and video games.”
Racing simulators like Forza Motorsports and Gran Turismo are extremely popular with their realistic driving and race track experience. It allows gamers to get their hands on a Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa and drive on the Nurburgring Grand Prix Circuit. But up until now, drivers have not been able to drive their own car in one of the games. But as Digital Trends reports, that could all change with the new “black box” technology that Toyota is developing.
Toyota’s new technology for the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ
Toyota is developing a new “black box” technology for its GT86, Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ that will allow drivers to record data from their personal track days and put it on an owner’s PlayStation 3. The technology is not new as black box recorders are used to record specific automobile data in cars to determine the cause of crashes. And professional race teams use this telemetric data by way of sensors in the race car that pick up everything from lap times to sensitive data like minor throttle changes and braking application by the driver.