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AI-Assisted Racing Toys

'Hot Wheels AI' is a Modernized Version of the Classic Race Car Toys

— September 6, 2016 — Life-Stages
The 'Hot Wheels AI' Intelligent Race System is Hot Wheels' attempt to bring their classic toys up to speed with an increasingly video game-dependent young generation. With video games and digital platforms that let kids do far more virtually than they can physically with orange racetracks and steel cars, Hot Wheels created Hot Wheels AI as a more digitized racing game without sacrificing its tactile edge.

The game literally revolves around a light, user-assembled track that has sensors at its boundaries. The remote control Hot Wheels racers can detect these sensors and will use their AI to automatically readjust their routes if they abut those edges. The game also uses its AI to create difficulty settings, letting young racers automate more of the game's features for a simpler gameplay experience.
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