Vivid Imaginations announces rights to Real FX

Published on: 6th November 2014

Vivid is to market and distribute Kickstarter’s Real FX in the UK/ROI, France, Benelux, Austria and Germany with the product set to launch in the UK in autumn 2015.REAL_FX_RACING300

Developed by Wow Stuff’s technical division Wow Labs and launched to international markets in Hong Kong during the October trade fair, Real FX has been successful in most territories. Using Artificial Intelligence Real FX claims to offer the most realistic driving experience in remote cars ever created.

Like in video gaming, Real FX doesn’t require another physical player to compete in a race. Infrared Opto sensors on the cars read the track 200 times per second, meaning a second AI car can drive around the track by itself.

Dr. Graeme Taylor, said: “It’s all about replicating real life car racing. You need to find the best racing line, drift in and out of the bends, and pick your moment to take the lead. It’s like video game racing meets slot racing, but in real life and of course with no slots. We use 2.4 GHz wireless handsets so the number of cars on track and the distance they work at is fantastic. With extra track pieces being so affordable we expect to see kids creating 100 foot tracks outdoors – and building them in minutes not hours.”

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