Oculus has a ‘toggle’ that is for safety warnings and when turning it off you are reminded that you know what you are doing and take full responsibility for any accidents.
Same with their 'guardian system that’s designed to create a virtual ‘wall’ that will help users be aware of their real surroundings and not run into a wall, or perhaps something extruding from the wall that may seriously injure them.
Likewise, these measures can be turned off, of course agreeing to the iron-clad agreement (most people won’t read any of this of course).
I think Facebook is covered on this.
GD could do the same, they just need to take the time to ensure that legally they are covered.
While there are many other reasons why I choose Simucube over say Fanatec, one of the main ones is that it’s more configurable and open.
Jimmy Broadbent needs a kick in the nuts for that stupid “100% FFB challenge” video where he demonstrated the stupidity of some people.
But I could choose to seriously injure/kill myself using many common household object if I was stupid enough. Blenders are so useful, but incredibly dangerous. As are garbage disposal systems that nearly every American has in their kitchen sinks, that will make mince meat of any hand that is put down the sink drain.
Perhaps a password protected option to turn off the “nanny aids”?
Kind of like some very fast road cars can allow unrestricted use of their power when at a racetrack (of course agreeing to all the usual legal issues up to and including ones death).
There are options here Mika.
It’s true that it may require a little extra elbow grease to ensure that safety precautions that are changed by the user require them to understand that any subsequent injuries are not subject to litigation against GD.
Let me pose a scenario for you to demonstrate the shortsightedness of this “x many degrees into bumpstop idea”.
Someone’s child decides to play with dad’s Simucube and not knowing the strength of the bigger motors puts his hands in a position on the wheel (maybe hands through the wheel) that will result in injury when the car hits the wall, long before it even reaches the bumpstop.
If you are not legally protected, the bumpstop idea is like putting the cart before the horse, don’t you think?
Don’t get me wrong Mika, I am not shunning safety measures.
I just think there are other options that could be considered, and should be considered as the bumpstop idea isn’t going to avoid injury from things that happen long before that point if stupid people are involved.
And there’s a lot of them out there.