HTC today revealed a partnership with UPS, installing Vive headsets in the delivery company’s nine training centers across the USA. In VR, employees will train in road safety techniques. It looks a little like a hazard perception test you might encounter when learning to drive, but it uses the interactivity of VR to help trainees identify issues on the road. Based on the video below the experience itself looks a little janky (and we personally think we’d rather go on the holding a box while walking on an icey surface simulator), but it’s a great example of VR at use in the workplace.
Jamie has been covering the VR industry since 2014 having come from a gaming and technology background. While he loves games, he's most interested in experiential VR that explores narrative, human connection and other such themes. He's also the host of Upload's VR Showcases, which you should definitely watch.Twitter