Remember the classic arcade game OutRun? Well Garnet Hertz, an informatics researcher at the University of California Irvine with a really cool science-y name, wondered what it would be like to take the game on the road…literally. So he combined the cabinet with an electric golf cart and added cameras and fancy software that reproduces the terrain in front of you on the display in 8-bit OutRun rendering.
Unfortunately, you won’t be able to “OutRun” anything in this cart as it only has a maximum speed of 13 mph (consider drag racing with a Segway), but the augmented reality technology could have applications in medicine as therapy for the disabled or for developing futuristic wheelchairs.
Check out the OutRun cart in action after the break.