Toyota Motor says it has developed a device to record the driving data of racing drivers at speedways. The data will be used to recreate the driving techniques in games that can be played on consoles by owners of Toyota sports cars.
Toyota unveiled the new device at the Fuji International Speedway in central Japan on Tuesday.
The palm-size device is mounted on a Toyota sports vehicle to take data, such as speed, steering angles and brake operations while the car is being driven.
Toyota engineers say the data is transmitted to home game consoles to precisely recreate the drive.
They say the drivers can compare their driving techniques with those of others on the game consoles, through the Internet.
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