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A team of Japanese car enthusiasts, backed by Nissan, have created a toy racetrack where cars speed along dependent on the driver's ability to imitate a V6 in full throttle. The "Voice Driver Cup" is a PR stunt promoting Nissan's new sports model, the Fair Lady 370Z, but involves Japanese developers making car noises into …

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Braking wind

"...we'd like to see players imitating the screech of breaks..."

Whilst both might lengthen your journey time, "breaks" are a job for the local garage. "Brakes" are the things that intentionally slow you down.

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Re: Braking wind

Depends on the age of the vehicle you are simulating... Break for brake seems to be a 19thC usage: you find it in historic reports of railway accidents for instance. Typos, on the other hand, are a familiar part of the human experience right back to theinvention of typography.

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Headmaster

Re: Braking wind

Probably applied with a 'peddle'...

grr!

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Coat

Re: Braking wind

"Probably applied with a 'peddle'..."

Just chucked that in, did you?

Mines the one with the 6502 in the pocket.

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Anonymous Coward

@ JimC

That's not a typo. A typo is when you inadvertently type something you did not intend. Hence "typographical" and "error".

In this case, the incorrect word was deliberately chosen because the guy is a fool.

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theinvention

did yuo do taht onpurpose?

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Happy

How About Dog-Fights?

No, not the "woof, woof, grrrrrrr" kind, rather "ratta-tat-tat-tat-tat" and watch your opponent's Zero crash into the ocean. I can see it now, the Monty Python reenactment of the Battle of Midway.

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Happy

Re: How About Dog-Fights?

ITYM "Eeeeoooow dakka-dakka-dakka!"

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Re: How About Dog-Fights?

The spirit of Michael Bentine's Potty Time lives on

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Don't make an F1 version!

It'll only encourage people to make Crazy Frog sounds.

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Megaphone

Is it just me?

Or Nissan have way way to much cash to burn? I think it is the single most idiotic usage of technology I have seen so far. Last time I did "vroom" with little cars I was around 5 years old. Is the new generation capable of some maturity? Now get off my lawn kids!

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Re: cash?!

So what's going to be more expensive, letting a handful of Moss types in a room play with a scalectrix set, two ipads and a soldering setup, or take real cars outside in a landscape to be filmed as usual from a helicopter as well as a truck? Come on, math is not that hard.

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Anonymous Coward

Re: Is it just me?

Looks like it is just you.

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Re: Is it just me?

Yes, it's you.

By Japanese standards, this is hardly childish.

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Apparently

If you make turbo "Whoosh!" noises you get an extra speed boost.

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Happy

How about....

... if you yell "Go SPEED!"

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......>

mmmmmmmmmmmmmeeeeeeeeooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

(sound of a cat in a formula 1 race car)

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Re: ......>

also the sound one makes when thrown off a cliff

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unfair

This race is rigged: the guy in the inner track has an awful lot of advantage.

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Coat

This is just so the mice can play

This is just so the mice can play....

The one with "The Mouse and the Motorcycle" in the pocket.

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"there will be a smartphone app out soon - for those who want to make the noises but don't have the space for a physical race track."

Great. Another source of annoyance from commuters who are incapable of existing without some sort of death grip on a telephone .

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Anonymous Coward

Must be good...

...drugs, I mean meds that they are on.

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