Cars are a fairly boring topic for me, but I just sat through this 15-minute documentary by Audi completely enthralled by the amount of dedication the Slots Mods team poured into making an iPad-controlled slot car race track utopia for Audi.
Basically, Audi asked Slot Mods to make an iPad-controlled slot car race track that would give people the experience of driving an Audi from their iPad. You can control the speed of the car from the iPad and a little video camera behind the windshield shows you what it’s like to be the driver. The concept is cool on its own, but the amount of details and obsession poured into the project make it truly enthralling.
In the video posted above, the Slot Mods team talk about the challenges they faced making the slot car track for Audi, like cramming a video cam into a slot car, and the complications of controlling it with an iPad.
They dive into all the little details they put in to the project and tell you why they do it their way. They obsess over stuff you probably will never notice, but they know its there, so it’s important. It’s very reminiscent of Apple and they way it approaches design.
If you’re in the Toronto area, you can actually visit the Audi slot car tracks and play with it yourself. It’s like playing Need For Speed, only better.