I was playing Quake Rally once, a total conversion of Quake 1 to a
racing game. Or so I thought. What I was in fact doing was wielding
the mouse or cursor keys during the cut scene at the start. It took me a
while to become aware of this.
Flash forward to my current role as carer of an elderly
relative with a
worrying tendency to come perilously close to mowing down 5K run
stewards, dogs, toddlers and pushchairs to my concomitant
unassertive embarrassment and shame, and the thought occurs that
some method of discreetly taking control of said vehicle might be
Enter the handbag-concealable scooter remote. Drivers believe
themselves to have control of the vehicles. The manufacturers, though,
include an undocumented feature whereby the vehicle's speed,
direction and other factors can be quietly usurped by a remote control
device keyed to a serial number such as may be associated with the
scooter. Various degrees of control are available, including the capacity
to drive it in a VR environment, so that even more disabled people are
able to indulge their nostalgia of the happy days when they were
mobile enough to control a mobility scooter, or perhaps be fooled into
believing they still are. Lower levels of control merely spare the general
public and their companion animals from being mown down by the
decidedly non-juvenile delinquent in the driving seat.
On the other hand, maybe a night or two in the cells for the miscreant
could be seen as constituting respite care.