Canada-based D-BOX Technologies have announced that they have signed a licensing agreement to develop and commercialize a Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG branded multipurpose motion platform, based on the recently revealed haptic platform as used for the RSEAT HLF4 system.
The HLF4 is an innovative plug-and-play, low-profile platform that will be compatible with almost all chassis from third-party sim racing equipment manufacturers, and can also be used in conjunction with chairs, sofas, fitness devices, and more in-home and commercial entertainment.
Aimed at sim racers of all genres and skill levels, this haptic product greatly enhances the racing experience, giving drivers an improved sense of realism transmitted through feedback to the chassis.
Featuring 4 of D-BOX’s high-fidelity G5 actuators, this innovative, multipurpose platform produces immersive, full-body sim racing feedback with lifelike sensations in combination with a direct drive wheel and professional pedals with load cells or hydraulics.
Mercedes-Benz consistently delivers the best quality products with their luxury brand. We are very proud of this recognition by such an iconic brand and to bring our D-BOX haptic technology and immersive entertainment to their global ecosystem. Together, we can extend the Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG brands to multiple unique experiences at home (with movies and music, gaming and sim racing and health and fitness) and in the commercial sector (dealerships and flagship stores, fairs and exhibitions as well as theme parks and cinemas), said Sébastien Mailhot, President and Chief Executive Officer of D-BOX.
D-BOX prides itself in being the first haptic system endorsed by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), which is recognized by Mercedes-Benz. This new collaboration combines high-level entertainment standards with state-of-the-art technology for unique experiences.
The product is expected to be available for purchase sometime in February 2023.
Official Webpage – www.d-box.com