Well, virtual reality has opened many new doors for the entertainment industry, but now we are looking at how this technology helps to make our lives easier. And it seems that, at least, someone heard our request and decided to save us all the pain of buying a used car. The difficulties in purchasing a car are directly proportional to the driving excitement. Hours of searching large batches and reading comments, endless conversations with agents and time to spend the weekends in test units; It seems like too much work, right? But for our salvation, once again, this is Virtual Reality, which is ready to save our time and effort in choosing the right car. Ashamed? It does not matter, let us simplify this for you.
We are talking about one of the largest online dealers of used Vroom cars, which once again made efforts to simplify the purchase of vehicles with the help of high virtual reality technology. Vroom has opened a virtual showroom that allows users to explore 15 models and models without leaving their headphones. This experience will enable users to get as close as possible in digital format to the next set of wheels with HTC Vive headphones. Does not it sound exciting? Let’s briefly describe how their virtual showrooms work.
HMD in a Vroom store
When you put an HMD in a Vroom store, it looks like you’re in a huge garage full of cars like those that could be in a Fast and the Furious. Does it bother you? Moving forward by pointing the handset to different parts of the room, you can look more closely at the cars or, if you look directly, you will get more detailed information about it. But that’s not all, and you can even take a practical driving test of a car while browsing a 360-degree video of a Texas street. Wow, this is great! In addition to such beautiful features as listening precisely to the engine sounds of each model, users can also visualize essential components, including blind spots.
This is a creative thought process, and the system is not reliable, since sometimes the image is slightly distorted, especially inside the car. But you will also agree that it is still better than dealing with tireless salespeople. The vehicles in the VR version are animated, which makes this experience more like a video game than a real trip around the city. Well, in that case, we agree that it’s impossible to feel what it’s like to sit in the car of your dreams. However, the company has already started working on the second stage, which will make the experience more realistic.
And best of all, the virtual reality company not only focuses on wealthy consumers and advanced virtual reality users but also hopes to launch a version of a virtual reality system that uses Google Cardboard or another similar accessible interface that allows buyers potential to check used cars without leaving at home.