According to Tech Times, Honda expanded its annual Happy Honda Days event by brightening up the holidays of patients at the Children's Hospital of Orange County. Teaming up with Oculus, the company behind the Rift VR headset, the carmaker developed a VR experience called Candy Cane Lane which allows users to take a sleigh ride through a virtual winter wonderland of Christmas lights and fireworks displays.
"This year Honda has the unique privilege of transporting children at CHOC Children's to a virtual winter wonderland that brings the festive spirit of the holidays to the kids directly," said Susie Rossick, assistant vice president at Honda Auto Marketing. "Seeing the kids' heartfelt reactions to the experience and being able to bring magic to their hospital stay is especially meaningful during the holidays."
A 360-degree version of the video is up on YouTube currently, and a cute documentary-style video showing the kids using the VR sets was posted to Honda's Facebook page for those of us who just want to get into the holiday spirit. For every "like" or "love" the Facebook video gets, Honda is pledging $1 dollar to the CHOC and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation to a maximum of $100,000 dollars.