If you remember playing Star Fox on Nintendo 64 then you will truly appreciate the RRL (Rocket Racing League). With a mix of high powered jets and augmented reality, Peter Diamandis is bringing an amazing new sport to the skies.
After 5 years in development, spectators were finally able to watch a preview at the Tulsa Airshow of what may be the best new sport to start in ages. The jets themselves are lightweight composite airplanes that use a liquid-oxygen rocket motor. On top of that, the pilots view a virtual course using augmented reality to compete against one another.
Additionally, viewers on the ground will be able to view, on large screens, the virtual course and obstacles. Eventually Diamandis says, spectators will be able to race against the rockets on their iPhones or similar devices.
The Rocket Racer pilots see the Raceway-In-The-Sky with a custom Cockpit Based Augmented Reality System projected onto a 3D helmet display. For the thousands of fans in attendance, they will witness the racing action live and in real-time on large projection screens fed by the Ground Based Augmented Reality System. For the millions of fans watching on televisions and PCs at home, they will experience the thrill of the Rocket Racing via unique remote and rocket-mounted cameras that give at-home fans the sensation of riding right alongside famed Rocket Racing League pilots