French railway operator SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français), recognized worldwide for its TGV bullet trains announced at this time that it’s including Digital Reality on its Paris – Milan route. This 877 kilometer, 545 mile route, which takes seven hours to finish is now enabling vacationers to spend part of the journey in an IMAX-sized theater, having fun with dozens of flicks.
In keeping with the press launch, “this all-in-one entertainment solution is developed by Franco-American company SkyLights to transform the on board customer experience. It includes lightweight and comfortable VR headsets, noise cancelling headphones and a Hollywood content catalog to ensure total passenger immersion. Hidden Figures, The Revenant, X-Men and Ice Age, among others, make up the catalogue of twenty 2D / 3D films, which will be renewed every month to incorporate recent releases. To meet the needs of an international clientele, most of the films will also be available in several languages (French, Italian and English).”
Firstly of the journey, Stewards will go by means of the carriage and provide the 2nd Era VR headset working a demo mode. These which can be enticed by the VR experience can order and pay the steward straight. After signing a rental contract, that includes their passport or identification card quantity, they are going to be introduced the immersive video headset. Within the first stage of this program, SkyLights answer is available to First Class passengers for eight € per journey. Ought to the trial flip to be a hit, there’s little doubt SNCF and SkyLights will roll out this service on longer sectors throughout its community.
We already wrote about SkyLights after they launched a trial program with XL Airways, placing VR headsets into the planes. The trial mission efficiently ended by deploying the headsets throughout the long-haul fleet. Second design win got here from Corsair airline. The hyperlink between the planes and VR is no surprise given the background of the French-American firm. Based in 2015 by David Dicko (former Air France exec and pilot) and Florent Bolzinger, VR fanatic with a PhD in Biomechanics. Workplaces are unsurprisingly, in San Francisco, Paris and Tolouse (close to TLS airport the place Airbus makes majority of their planes).