VIRTUAL REALITY REPORTER // EVOX IMAGES® UNVEILS RELAYCARS™ 5.0 VIRTUAL REALITY APP
“The Leader in Automotive Imaging Offers First VR Portal For Truck Shoppers, to Research and Compare Models”
EVOX Images, a world leader in high-quality automotive stock photography, 360-degree automotive imaging, and global build-to-order automotive content solutions, today unveiled RelayCars 5.0, a mobile app positioned as the first portal for truck shoppers to research and compare models.
Accessible in the Oculus Samsung Gear VR™ Store, the new app is also available in Google Cardboard™ for Android users and will soon be offered for Apple iOS. Equipped with dynamic content uploads and other features to provide the ultimate car viewing experience, RelayCars 5.0 provides a first-hand look inside truck models from the entire EVOX VR library. The result is the most expansive selection of vehicles ever presented to VR users.
The RelayCars portal provides a truly immersive, non-gaming, automotive VR experience. At over 115 trucks and growing weekly, the app’s new “Truck Portal” lets users dynamically import any truck from EVOX’s extensive VR automotive library, and explore inside and outside the vehicle in full 360-degree stereo. It also lets car shoppers and enthusiasts explore a range of vehicles—from exotics to muscle cars—in virtual showrooms; watch informational videos on select vehicles in the virtual cinema; and take virtual test rides in the open desert or along the coast.
Changing the way car-shoppers experience automobiles since its inception in 1995, 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 generated over 720,000 downloads, a significant total for a non-gaming app.
“RelayCars 5.0 builds off the tremendous momentum we’ve generated since launching RelayCars earlier this year,” said EVOX Images CEO David Falstrup. “Given that overwhelming reaction, we felt it was imperative to provide VR enthusiasts with a next-generation app that provides a look at a complete vehicle line. For truck shoppers, the access to the newest domestics and imports is unprecedented. For OEMs and dealers, it promises to truly engage, excite, and motivate their target customers.”
EVOX’s virtual reality products and solutions enhance the vehicle-buying experience by transporting shoppers into the driver’s seat of their favorite vehicle. 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.
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, HTC Vive, Google Cardboard, and other mobile and desktop VR headsets.
To learn more about EVOX and its virtual reality products and solutions, please visit 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.