Did you know that VR can defy the laws of physics and create a singularity?
Creating a labyrinth of roads, obstacles, and scenarios for a virtual reality core skills driving challenge is a very taxing yet fun job. Not only do you need to have a good understanding of the highway code, but you also need a solid understanding of road construction, and the way a vehicle handles on hills, on grass, when brakes are applied, accelerator dampening, center of mass, slippage, friction, etc.
While testing the physics of bus handling in various situations for our core skills bus driving experience, David came across a very peculiar sight... a black hole magically appeared on one of the side roads... and we have no idea how or why!?!
Obviously, that's not supposed to happen... yet should we remove it?
Don't worry the accidental creation of a black hole in our virtual driving sim causes no harm to you, the bus, or the world as we know it. However, the same can't be said for the ability to drive the bus into the unknown. And that's exactly what we did here
We still don't know what caused it, but it does add a nice unexpected scenario (problem avoidance) to our training sim. For now it remains.
PS watch the video on our feed to see what happens if you drive into the abyss!