Using the Oculus Rift to Find Your Next Car
J Thoendell stashed this in Oculus
The Oculus is obviously a wonderful and versatile platform for virtual reality that has a lot of developers excited, but it doesn't offer much in the way of input. By attaching a Leap Motion controller to the front of the Oculus Rift, though, you can use your hands to manipulate the images you see in front of you, Ironman style.
The system essentially puts you into a virtual world with the vehicle of your choice. You can use your hands to rotate it around, pull up menus, and tweak options which are instantly visually integrated into the car you're looking at. "Would this car look better with a spoiler on the back? Nope! It sure doesn't!" Of course, you can instantly switch paint-jobs, too. It's the kind of experience that you would never be able to get at a physical car dealership.