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Vobling to further develop Carl-Gustaf VR Experience

17th December 2018 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Bublar Group subsidiary Vobling has been selected by Saab to further develop the Carl-Gustaf Virtual Reality (VR) Experience for the HTC Vive Pro and the Varjo headsets.

Originally developed between Volbling and Saab in 2017, the Carl-Gustaf VR Experience combines VR and motion tracking with custom trackers to create a realistic training experience. Vobling produced custom fitted mounts which allowed HTC Vive trackers to be mounted on the barrel of the real launcher. The user, wearing a HTC Vive, could hold the real Carl Gustaf and use it in VR. Custom made sensors were mounted on the backside of the weapon's trigger housing, detecting when the user pulled the trigger in real life, and firing a virtual rocket inside the virtual environment. The system guides the user through a realistic training scenario with the objective of destroying a number of targets using a range of different projectiles.

Patrick Mollbrink, marketing communication manager at Saab, said: ‘This VR Experience has proven to be very popular in our showroom and we are looking forward to extend the functionality to further increase the realism and build on the number of scenarios available for our guests.’

Delivery is expected in the first quarter of 2019.

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