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2018 Nissan Maxima – Kylo Ren

2018 Nissan Maxima – Kylo Ren

Nissan’s partnership with Lucasfilm for the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi just seems to be getting better and better. At the LA Auto Show last month, the automaker unveiled several cool show cars that took favorite Nissan cars and gave them a Star Wars upgrade to make them look like spaceships. Now, with Nissan’s Command Your Craft game, you can take those cars and boss them around with hand gestures.

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The Command Your Craft experience is in 3D and available on the Nissan USA website. To control the cars, players use a collection of hand signals to move the car forward, rotate it, and raise it above the ground. This means that when you access the game, you need a camera so that your signs can move through the Force (or the internet). You can choose between flying Poe Dameron’s X-wing (a Nissan Rogue) with BB-8 and the Resistance, or turning to the dark side and piloting Kylo Ren’s TIE Silencer (a Nissan Maxima).

Nissan built the cars and Star Wars built the universe they get inspiration from, but Google should really be getting a lot of credit for this game. Its TensorFlow, an open-source software library that uses cameras to recognize images and store them for later. According to Nissan, this is the first time Google’s TensorFlow is being used on a project like this.

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Hurry over to Nissan’s website, because now that Star Wars: The Last Jedi is out in theaters, there’s no telling how long the game will be active online. If you want to see these show cars in person, keep track of Nissan at the auto shows this year, as we’re sure to see some of them pop up around the country.

Play the Game Now: Nissan USA