Mitsubishi has unveiled a new test drive process that aims engage the younger crowd by replacing firsthand experience with a remote control feature that allows for interested buyers to pilot a 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport crossover vehicle from across the Internet using nothing more than their personal computers.
The Mitsubishi Live Drive, the world’s first online test drive, used a combination of remote control software and hardware and a unique system interface, allowing participants to take an actual Outlander Sport for a virtual spin on a closed course from their personal computers. From October 15th, residents of the United States who are 18 years and older with a valid driver’s license, can signing on the Outlander Sport microsite to get a code that can be used to queue for the live test drive.
The Mitsubishi Online Test Drive program will begin on November 1st and will feature a $18,495 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport equipped with multiple point of view video cameras and electronic receivers and servo motors synced with a sophisticated GPS system that tracks the car’s every movement and automatically takes control of the vehicle if it is driven outside the boundaries of the course.
While You waiting to November 1st, to testing out your computer driving skills, you can take a look at the Mitsubishi Live Drive.