MARCH 14, 2016
EVOX IMAGES® unveils enhancements for relaycars™ virtual reality app
The Leader in Automotive Imaging Showcases Virtual Reality Expertise on the Samsung Gear VR™ app from the Oculus™ Store
RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, CA (March 15, 2016) – EVOX Images®, a world leader in high-quality automotive stock photography, 360-degree automotive imaging and global build-to-order automotive content solutions, today announced expansion of its virtual reality content, while reporting significant consumer response to its recently introduced RelayCars™ mobile app.
Changing the way car-shoppers experience automobiles online since its inception in 1995, EVOX utilizes its industry-leading 360-degree imaging--which it supplies to more than 22,000 dealer web sites--to power its new virtual reality technology.
EVOX’s virtual reality products and solutions enhance the car-buying experience by transporting shoppers into the driver’s seat of their favorite vehicle. Since the National Automobile Dealers Association annual convention last year, the EVOX VR team has extended technology offerings with the introduction of showrooms, virtual cinema, vehicle configurator capability, VR product clinics and more.
Powered by EVOX Images, the company's new RelayCars™ consumer-facing application, available at Samsung Gear VR store, has already generated more than 165,000 downloads and is consistently ranked among the top 5 downloaded apps since its launch just over three months ago. Designed as a VR portal that provides users with a truly immersive experience, the RelayCars™ Virtual Showroom lets users explore a variety of different vehicles, watch informational videos in a "Virtual Cinema," and share the experience with their social networks.
These new virtual shopping features will benefit dealers by building customer engagement and driving store traffic. Leading research firms are currently in-market with EVOX’s Global OEM Virtual Reality Product clinic content.
“The VR revolution is coming and will quickly prove to be a disruptive technology for car shopping,” said EVOX Images CEO David Falstrup. “At EVOX we are driving the newest experiences with our powerfully immersive virtual reality showrooms. After more than 20 years perfecting the art of automotive 360s, we are now uniquely positioned with the only comprehensive library of VR imagery. In addition, EVOX has developed the VR showroom technology to deliver a rich photo-real experience on any mobile platform.”
EVOX Images® is in full production of a comprehensive VR Image Database of US Automobiles—a library of high-quality interior and exterior, 360 degree stereoscopic images for use with Oculus Rift™, Samsung Gear VR™, Google Cardboard™ and other mobile and desktop VR headsets.
To learn more about EVOX and its virtual reality products and solutions, please visit www.evoxvr.com on your mobile smart phone, and view with Google Cardboard and similar VR mobile headsets.
About EVOX IMAGES®
EVOX IMAGES® Driving Innovation in Automotive Imagery™
EVOX provides rapid large-scale global image creation solutions on demand with a focus on automotive VR and 360 images. In addition, our automobile stock image database offers the absolute, most complete package of consistent still and 360 vehicle imagery on an unmatched delivery schedule and highest quality. EVOX captures vehicle photography and CGI globally and without needing access to the manufacturer CAD files.
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