VR app teaches road safety

An app using similar technology to popular mobile game Pokemon Go is being developed to help teach road safety to primary school children in the UK. Pupils will be able to learn road-crossing skills through the VR game.

The app has been developed by University of South Wales (USW) academics, who have received £67,500 funding from the Road Safety Trust.  The app will project a “virtual environment” with roads, cars and designated crossing points which children will be able to see by moving a tablet computer, like an iPad, left and right.  Crossing at a safe point in the road will earn them points but these will be deducted if they step out in the road dangerously.

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