Norwegians drive tank with Oculus Rift

If you’re driving a tank through hostile territory, you don’t want to stick your head up out of the hatch to see where you’re going. A head-mounted display that allowed drivers to look in any direction would normally cost around $35,000 — but the Norwegian Army is using $350 Oculus Rifts instead.

As the video above explains, the same display can be used to feed additional information to the driver, such as the tank’s speed or orientation, or even a map of the surrounding area. Read the full story here.

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Maria Korolov is editor and publisher of Hypergrid Business. She has been a journalist for more than twenty years and has worked for the Chicago Tribune, Reuters, and Computerworld and has reported from over a dozen countries, including Russia and China.