A video released this week for Gran Turismo 6, developer Polyphony Digital's upcoming hardcore driving simulator, shows how you can take driving data from the real-world and import it into the game.
The technology behind the data, CAN-Gateway ECU, was developed by Toyota Motor Corporation and Denso. It includes information like the vehicle's position, speed, RPM, steering angle and more. In a collaboration with Gran Turismo developer Polyphony Digital announced last year, that data can be saved to a USB flash drive. Connect that to a PlayStation 3 with Gran Turismo 6, and players can race against their real-world performance in the game's virtual world.
Check out the video above to see a side-by-side comparison of a real-world and in-game 2013 Scion FR-S racing the "Streets of Willow Springs" racetrack at Willow Springs International Raceway. Gran Turismo 6, whose recently revealed Course Maker app will allow users to convert GPS data to in-game levels, is slated for a Dec. 6, 2013 on PlayStation 3.