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| August 24, 2013
Meet The First Real-World Racing Video Game In The Newly Updated Anki Drive App
During his keynote address at WWDC 2013, held last June, Apple CEO Tim Cook welcomed Anki to the stage. The consumer robotics and A.I. startup was in attendance to preview Anki Drive, an iOS-connected technology touted as the first video game programmed for the physical world. Following its preview, Anki also released the official companion app of Anki Drive, which has just received its first update. Anki Drive is set to be made available at Apple retail stores this fall. But you can get the lowdown on the product through the Anki Drive iOS app, which provides information on the cars, the game, and the science associated with the technology:
Anki Drive is a new kind of entertainment: a video game brought to life in the real world. Each car will be equipped with sensors and intelligent software that can make thousands of decisions every second, controls that allow them to drive at high speeds and turn on a dime and a competitive streak that makes for a very challenging opponent. Anki Drive is engineered to think and designed to win.If you can't see the video embedded above, please click here. Since launch, the app has offered an introduction to Anki Drive in "Chapter 1: It's Alive." Now, the app has been updated with "Chapter 2: Meet the Game." In the second chapter of the app, you can learn about the game itself and how it handles battle racing in the real world. You can also see some of the weapons and items that you can use against other A.I. cars. Speaking of A.I. cars, you can check out one of them in the app's latest chapter. You can check out Boson and his suite of weapons and capabilities that have earned him the tagline "Brains with Brawn." Also including an improved user experience and sharing capabilities, the new version of Anki Drive is available now in the App Store for free. The app is optimized for iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 6.0 or later. The next chapter of the app, "Chapter 3: Meet the Cars," is already underway. In it, you can meet the other cars and learn more about each car's initial set of weapons and items. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]