SHOP FOR YOUR NEXT CAR IN VIRTUAL REALITY

// BESTRIDE.COM

Everyone loves having a shiny, new car in their driveway, but a lot of consumers are still fearful of the buying process. Evox Images aims to make it better by adding a dose of virtual reality.

It sounds futuristic, but it’s a future that’s much closer than many people think. Remember not too many years ago when smartphones were a novelty? Now they’re commonplace and Evox sees the same thing happening with VR technology.

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The company has an expansive database of 360-degree and VR images that are photo-realistic. Ever notice how the pictures you see of cars on an automaker’s site look too perfect? The images Evox captures aim to give you a true idea of how your new car will look once it’s in your driveway.

Rather than keep their images confined to your desktop or smartphone, Evox created an app that brings vehicles to life in virtual reality. Relay Cars lets you see the whole vehicle, inside and out, so you can decide exactly what you want before you even walk into a showroom.

The app is available on Samsung GearVR and on Google Cardboard for Android with over 1,300 vehicles and counting. We had the opportunity to try out the virtual reality technology at the New York Auto Show and see what it’s like to shop for a car in VR.

The app is easy to use with crisp images that let you get a good look at the car you choose. The exterior shots are great, but it’s when you get inside the car that the app truly shines. The 360-degree view lets you see anything you want from the seats to the pedals to the steering wheel controls.

You can also quickly change your view to see different trim choices. One click switches from a manual to an automatic transmission so you can view the reconfigured center console. The same goes for different fabrics and accent materials. Create exactly the car you want to buy all in a virtual reality world.

There is also a Relay Cars Pro app designed for use by dealers once you do arrive at the showroom. If you’re looking for a unique trim they don’t carry on the lot, the app lets you take a closer look before you place that order. It even lets the salesperson see what you’re looking at so he can follow along and provide input to help you make your choice.

Virtual reality might seem like something out of the future, but apps like Relay Cars make it a part of the car-buying experience today.

EVOX IMAGES LAUNCHES RELAYCARS VR App 6.0

// Virtual Reality Reporter

Most Expansive and Authentic Automotive VR App Now Available on Oculus Samsung Gear VR Store”

EVOX Images®, a world leader in high-quality automotive stock photography, 360-degree automotive imaging, and global build-to-order automotive content solutions, today launched the 6.0 version of its highly successful free VR app RelayCars™. Featuring the most expansive and high-quality VR automotive library on the market, RelayCars allows users to explore the interior and exterior of more than 700 vehicles from the comfort of their home with Samsung Gear VR™.

“We are excited to bring consumers the most comprehensive automotive VR application on the market and enhance the way people buy cars,” says David Falstrup, CEO of EVOX Images. “Our goal is to make you feel like we just put you in the driver’s seat of your favorite car. RelayCars 6.0 features coverage for every model in our vast library, giving consumers access to an unprecedented number of vehicles, completely free on the app store.”

RelayCars provides a truly immersive, non-gaming automotive VR experience that lets users explore every make and model available on the market since 2015 in six different virtual showrooms – from trucks, cars and SUVs to exotics and muscle cars.

EVOX utilizes its industry-leading 360-degree imaging—which it supplies to more than 20,000 dealer websites and the top automotive websites—to power its new virtual reality technology. To date, the RelayCars app has been downloaded over 900,000 times.

Within the past year, the EVOX VR team has extended technology offerings with the introduction of showrooms, virtual cinema, vehicle configurator capability, VR product clinics, and more.  These new virtual shopping features will benefit dealers by building customer engagement and driving store traffic.

To learn more about EVOX and its virtual reality products and solutions, please visit www.evox.com.

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.

YOURS, IN 60 SECONDS: RELAYCARS UPDATES TO VERSION 6.0

// VR FOCUS

LIVE YOUR AUTOMOTIVE DREAM WITH THE SAMSUNG GEAR VR.

By Kevin Eva Last updated Apr 10, 2017

Most everyone growing up fantasises about owning a particular car. Cars are just one of those things that capture the imagination. An evocative mix of speed, expense, beauty and freedom. Of course for many of us we can never live the dream, and if you do end up driving it will be something far less flashy and conservative than the Porsche, Lamborghini or Ferrari dreams of our youth.

But thanks to one particular app there is a way for Samsung Gear VR owners to get a chance to appreciate an array of cars on the market.

EVOX Images has launched version 6.0 of RelayCars, an app for the car enthusiast which allows them to explore the exterior and interior of more than 700 cars without ever leaving the comfort of their sofa. The app, which includes all manner of cars across six different virtual showrooms (from SUVs to American muscle cars) features vehicles from makers such as the aforementioned Porsche, as well as the likes of Jaguar and Tesla.

“We are excited to bring consumers the most comprehensive automotive VR application on the market and enhance the way people buy cars.” Said the CEO of EVOX Images, David Falstrup. “Our goal is to make you feel like we just put you in the driver’s seat of your favourite car. RelayCars 6.0 features coverage for every model in our vast library, giving consumers access to an unprecedented number of vehicles, completely free on the app store.”

The app, available for free from the Oculus Home store also features the chance for you to take a virtual test ride, living out the dream of driving unobstructed down a desert highway road or taking in the sights of the coast.

VRFocus will bring you news on further developments with RelayCars as it is released.

EVOX IMAGES LAUNCHES RELAYCARS 6.0

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MOST EXPANSIVE AND AUTHENTIC AUTOMOTIVE VR APP NOW AVAILABLE ON OCULUS SAMSUNG GEAR VR STORE

RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, CA (April 07, 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 launched the 6.0 version of its highly successful free VR app RelayCars™. Featuring the most expansive and high-quality VR automotive library on the market, RelayCars allows users to explore the interior and exterior of more than 700 vehicles from the comfort of their home with Samsung Gear VR™.

“We are excited to bring consumers the most comprehensive automotive VR application on the market and enhance the way people buy cars,” says David Falstrup, CEO of EVOX Images. “Our goal is to make you feel like we just put you in the driver’s seat of your favorite car. RelayCars 6.0 features coverage for every model in our vast library, giving consumers access to an unprecedented number of vehicles, completely free on the app store.” 

RelayCars provides a truly immersive, non-gaming automotive VR experience that lets users explore every make and model available on the market since 2015 in six different virtual showrooms – from trucks, cars and SUVs to exotics and muscle cars.

EVOX utilizes its industry-leading 360-degree imaging—which it supplies to more than 20,000 dealer websites and the top automotive websites—to power its new virtual reality technology. To date, the RelayCars app has been downloaded over 900,000 times.

Within the past year, the EVOX VR team has extended technology offerings with the introduction of showrooms, virtual cinema, vehicle configurator capability, VR product clinics, and more.  These new virtual shopping features will benefit dealers by building customer engagement and driving store traffic. 

To learn more about EVOX and its virtual reality products and solutions, please visit www.evox.com.

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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