Chaos Karts Combines Go-Kart Racing with AR Gaming

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A London-based startup has combined augmented reality and go-kart racing to create Chaos Karts. Set in a warehouse in a car park, the venue uses projectors to create virtual race tracks. Since the experience is using projectors, there is no need for special glasses or goggles to provide the visuals.

Drivers can navigate the turns and also use weapons to earn points or disable opponents. They will also be able to use power-ups, much like those seen in certain racing games. The karts feature sensors that slow the vehicles if they careen off track or accelerate when a power-up is used. Chaos Karts opens to the public on September 15 and is already getting favorable reviews.

With the virtual world being digitally projected around you, the experience brings you an augmented reality experience without the need for any headsets or personal screens. It’s just you, your kart, and the virtual tracks.

The experience comes complete with varying track designs, a fully reactive and drivable electric kart and most importantly, usable in-kart power-ups and weapons that will allow you to ‘battle’ right up to the finishing line.

Source: Chaos Karts (via VGC)

Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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