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Could a smartphone and a piece of cardboard help save your life?

Experience the VR

  • I have a VR headset. What do I do now?

    If you own a cardboard VR headset just follow these instructions. Note, if you are using an Apple phone please return to menu and click on the ‘I have an Apple phone’ link for instructions.

     

    First, hit the play arrow in the middle of the screen of the VR film you want to watch. It will launch your phone’s YouTube app. If you do not have a YouTube app, visit your phone’s app store.

     

    Now that you are in YouTube, look to the top right-hand side of the screen for three small vertically stacked dots. Click on those dots. A menu will offer you choices for setting your image quality. Choose the highest resolution number possible for the best image quality.

     

    Now, hit the play arrow again. A 30-second countdown will appear. You will use this time to complete the last steps.

     

    During the countdown, look to the bottom of the screen. You will see an icon of a VR cardboard Click it. This will prepare your phone for your VR experience by splitting the screen in two.

     

    Next, plug the best headphones you have into your phone, and insert your phone into your cardboard headset as in the diagram below.

    Lastly, once you are wearing the headset and headphones, look around until you see the countdown logo directly in front of you. If the VR video has started, look around until you see words directly in front of you. And stay there.

     

    Note: In addition to cardboard headsets, these VR videos can also be experienced with the HTC VIVE, Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, or Google Daydream using their respective apps and systems.

     

  • Get a cardboard VR headset.

     

  • View HD non-360° video version of VR.

    If you don’t have access to a VR cardboard or a VR viewer, you can still experience what could happen when someone tries to trespass or game an oncoming train at a railway crossing. Watch and listen to an HD non-360° video version of the VR experiences on your desktop, laptop or phone. Use great headphones for the best experience.

     

     

  • I have an Apple phone.

    If you are using an Apple phone you cannot have the VR experiences using Safari.

     

    So, here’s what you need to do.

     

    You must have the YouTube application on your phone. If you do not have it, visit your app store and install in on your phone first.

     

    To experience the two VR films “I didn’t hear a train” and “What train? “ click on the link below.

     

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvzmkwVm4TgYsL2q4Gh81OSu6g0F9ZRY7

     

    This will launch the YouTube application and load the two VR experiences which will appear as image links below the screen.

     

    Select the VR video you would like to experience.

     

    Now look to the top right-hand side of the screen for three small vertically stacked dots. Click on those dots. A menu will offer you choices for setting your image quality. Choose the highest resolution number possible for the best image quality.

     

    Now, hit the play arrow again. A 30-second countdown will appear. You will use this time to complete the last steps.

     

    During the countdown, look to the bottom of the screen. You will see an icon of a VR cardboard Click it. This will prepare your phone for your VR experience by splitting the screen in two.

     

    Next, plug the best headphones you have into your phone, and insert your phone into your cardboard headset as in the diagram below.

     

     

    Lastly, once you are wearing the headset and headphones, look around until you see the countdown logo directly in front of you. If the VR video has started, look around until you see words directly in front of you. And stay there.

     

    Note: In addition to cardboard headsets, these VR videos can also be experienced with the HTC VIVE, Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, or Google Daydream using their respective apps and systems.

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    Seeing is believing. These people are experiencing what could happen if you try to game an oncoming train.

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Partners

 

Helping save people’s lives through safety education starts with helpful people.

 

In creating the Operation Lifesaver Look. Listen. Live. campaign many people gave of their time and skill to help. We want to share their names and our profound gratitude.

 

Thank you to the following individuals.

 

Peter Mohyla and Metrolinx for ensuring the safety of our VR crew. Canadian musical artists Hollerado for letting us use their song “Born Yesterday”. Canadian band Imavirus for their song  “Something Real”. Amanda Barakat and Scott MacAskill from inMotion for producing Scott’s Story video. Scott Sackaney for sharing his story with us. Allan Hurd for his voice in English and en Francais. Louis Au for donating his time to appear in the PSA "Seeing is believing".  And thank you to Hiep Vu of Round Content for his indispensable counsel and expertise in the amazing world of VR.

 

  • During the countdown, look to the bottom of the screen. You will see an icon of a VR cardboard Click it. This will prepare your phone for your VR experience by splitting the screen in two.

  • If you are using an Apple phone you cannot have the VR experiences using Safari.

     

    So, here’s what you need to do.

     

    You must have the YouTube application on your phone. If you do not have it, visit your app store and install in on your phone first.

     

    To experience the two VR films “I didn’t hear a train” and “What train? “ click on the link below.

     

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvzmkwVm4TgYsL2q4Gh81OSu6g0F9ZRY7

     

    This will launch the YouTube application and load the two VR experiences which will appear as image links below the screen.

     

    Select the VR video you would like to experience.

     

    Now look to the top right-hand side of the screen for three small vertically stacked dots. Click on those dots. A menu will offer you choices for setting your image quality. Choose the highest resolution number possible for the best image quality.

     

    Now, hit the play arrow again. A 30-second countdown will appear. You will use this time to complete the last steps.

     

    During the countdown, look to the bottom of the screen. You will see an icon of a VR cardboard Click it. This will prepare your phone for your VR experience by splitting the screen in two.

     

    Next, plug the best headphones you have into your phone, and insert your phone into your cardboard headset as in the diagram below.

     

     

    Lastly, once you are wearing the headset and headphones, look around until you see the countdown logo directly in front of you. If the VR video has started, look around until you see words directly in front of you. And stay there.

     

    Note: In addition to cardboard headsets, these VR videos can also be experienced with the HTC VIVE, Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, or Google Daydream using their respective apps and systems.