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The Norwegian army is driving tanks with the Oculus Rift


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How cool is this? Use virtual reality to drive real tanks!

Just for testing for now, to teach people parallel parking:

It's probably still difficult to park a tank, but at least the VR view lets the driver see everywhere instead of having a partially obscured view and multiple blind spots. Right now the Norwegian army is just testing prototypes, but eventually terrain maps, a dashboard of vehicle diagnostics, or other information could easily be added in the virtual reality field of view for easy access.

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