Nissan has created a sweet GT-R that is controlled remotely using a DualShock 4 controller. Extensively modified to be driven entirely by a DualShock 4 controller, the GT-R /C was put through its paces by NISMO athlete and GT Academy victor Jann Mardenborough around Silverstone. Many of the Nissan cars including GT-R are considering as a part of games, while the automaker also has used those series as a tool for recruiting the drivers for factory race via the company's program, i.e. GTAcademy. Six onboard computers were able to update the controls 100 times per second, and the vehicle had a wireless range of just over half a mile.
"Driving a full-size, remote-control GT-R to 131mph at Silverstone whilst chasing it down in a helicopter was an unforgettable experience".
It was the ideal opportunity for Jann to show off his skills after he made it to the top tier of racing after impressing in Nissan's GT Academy that takes amateur gamers and gives them a shot at real-life motorsport. Obviously having a ball, Mardenborough didn't hold back, averaging 122 km/h (76 mph), reaching a top speed of 211 km/h (131 mph) and clocking a lap of 1:17:47.
As for the tech in the vehicle, it was fitted with four robots operating the steering, transmission, brakes, and throttle. JLB Design has done an incredible job at making everything respond really well.
Nissan's GT-R is often referred to as "the PlayStation sports auto", due to the fact that before the release of the very first Gran Turismo video game in 1998, much of the English-speaking world had never heard of Nissan's halo vehicle.
Anyway, the Nissan GT-R /C managed to whip around Silverstone completely remotely controlled by the DualShock controller.
To judge the speed, the auto was also fitted with a a Racelogic VBOX Motorsport sensor to relay speed data to an LCD display in the helicopter. "Now that's innovation that excites!"
At the controls is professional racer Jann Mardenborough, who's an apt choice for a number of reasons.
In 2018, the Nissan GT-R /C will be used in a tour of primary and secondary schools in the United Kingdom to promote future careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) subjects.