CarDekho Showcases State-of-the-Art Futuristic Tech at Auto Expo 2016
BANGALORE: India’s leading online automobile portal CarDekho is geared up to display some of the most unprecedented, futuristic tech innovations at the upcoming Auto Expo 2016 in the capital. OEM manufacturers, dealers and auto enthusiasts are in for a real treat as CarDekho unveils interactive product visualizers that enable virtual guided tours of cars and virtual reality solutions that give access to a lifelike experience of a car showroom. The company will also showcase an augmented reality-based facility to facilitate interactions between users and vehicles, besides exhibiting cutting-edge apps that allow you to get in-depth information on cars and bikes. To add, CarDekho promises to also give consumers all over India a snapshot of the action from Auto Expo through an online virtual tour. The Auto Expo is being held between 5th and 9th February 2016 at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, Delhi-NCR.
Speaking on the futuristic tech to be unveiled, Amit Jain, Co-founder and CEO, CarDekho said, “. We at CarDekho are certain that the future of researching and buying cars will be dramatically different from today, and we want to lead that change. Auto Expo 2016 is one of the most spectacular automotive events in the country, and hence the ideal platform for us to show cutting edge futuristic technology that will enhance the way we buy vehicles.”
To demonstrate these futuristic tech innovations, CarDekho has created its booth at Hall no.8 at the Auto Expo 2016. The various innovations that CarDekho will launch include:
VIRTUAL REALITY SHOWROOM
The virtual-reality based application gives users a real experience of a car showroom. Thanks to the smart navigation tool, users can move around the showroom and check out the car from all angles, exterior and interior. The app is aided with a voice over to explain various features of the car. Users can also interact with various components of the car. For example, turn the car on or honk. In future, this feature will encompass virtual test drives of the car in a pre-fabricated 3D environment. The experience could be enhanced by integrating this with H/W simulators for a more realistic experience of the vehicle.
INTERACTIVE 3D VISUALIZER
The interactive and informative interface of the visualizer will give all details that one needs on a vehicle. It is the next best thing to a guided tour of physical vehicles. It includes a 3D visualizer of exteriors and interiors of the car with hotspots, configurator for customization and car comparisons tools. It also allows users to book a car/test drive and get a price quotation, enables EMI and cost calculations, besides giving access to review videos and news articles.
The augmented-reality based interaction with vehicles is a very exciting replication of real-world environment into the virtual domain. It completely obviates all constraints associated with space and imagination.
Users will be able to get in-depth information on cars and bikes and stay tuned to latest launches and updates through the CarDekho and BikeDekho apps. The applications will help users to keep up with everything that’s happening at Auto Expo 2016 from anywhere in the world. CarBuddy, an app that connects the car owner to a host of aspects of the car to make ownership easier, will also be showcased at the event.