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Test drive the Chevy Volt on Xbox Kinect at the Detroit Auto Show

Chevrolet has worked with the people from Microsoft to offer special GM branded packages on the new game Joyride, which uses Microsoft’s controller-free Kinect gaming system and at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, Chevy has a collection of special Kinect gaming stations where you can try out the cutting edge video game technology.


To help draw show-goers to the Chevrolet area (in addition to the huge spread of new models), there are a handful of the Kinect gaming stations where you can virtually drive these new vehicles and when you are done, you can check out the real thing as the Chevy display features a nice selection of the Volt, Camaro, Corvette and Cruze.

The way that Kinect Joyride works, is you stand in front of the television (and the Kinect sensor) and hold your hands out in front of you as though you are holding a steering wheel – you know, in those cars that you drive while standing up. To steer, you simply move your hands in a motion like you were turning a steering wheel, pulling towards yourself then thrusting your hands out to engage the boost. Since this technology is so fresh, it makes perfect sense to couple with Chevrolet to feature the technologically unequaled Chevy Volt and the 2011 Detroit Auto Show provides a great many people a chance to try out this new gaming technology.

Chevrolet currently offers two downloadable content packages (DLC) for Kinect Joyride, one featuring the 2011 Chevy Volt and the other adding the new Chevrolet Camaro, Corvette and the new Chevy Cruze. Both of these DLC packages are free from the Xbox Marketplace.

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