Purchasing a car can be a huge decision, and there are seemingly limitless options, from the technology and machinery under the hood to the colors and options that make it yours. Reading about cars online can be helpful, but it doesn’t give you the full experience of what it will be and look like. Test drives are another way to go, but often a dealership doesn’t have a car with all the specifications you want.
BMW Group wants to make car shopping easier and more experiential, so with the help of Accenture, they built the BMW i Visualiser, a Tango enabled app that allows you to configure, customize and walk around a BMW i3 and i8 before you buy one. Within the coming weeks, you can try out the app with a Product Genius in select BMW dealerships internationally including the US, UK, Germany, Norway, Spain, Italy, Poland, Belgium, Netherlands, China and Japan. And later in the year, you’ll be able to download the app on Google Play, so you can design your car from anywhere.
So far, the new BMW app has been tested at a dealership in Munich where Product Geniuses were up and running with the new Tango app in minutes. The app provides an immersive experience for potential buyers.
Being able to visualize and experience the car like this means the app helps customers in a way no printed list of option or pictures on a computer screen can.
Listing out a car’s features on a sheet of paper or a webpage, is not going to help customers with the emotional side of their decision-making process. To create that emotional connection, people really need to experience a car. Videos can help, but Tango gives people a much more immersive experience.
News Source: https://blog.google/products/google-vr/bmw-i-and-tango-test-drive-new-app/