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[Video] Mercedes simulator trains you to become the better driver


While life-sized simulators are generally associated with the training of plane pilots, the machines have been successfully ported to the automotive industry as well. And we’re not talking here about the usual set of feedback-enabled wheel/pedal combo that makes driving games a bit more immersing and enjoyable. We’re discussing a very serious - 1,700-horsepower - Mercedes-Benz simulator. It was first used ...
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