With an augmented reality app for the iPhone and Android, Porsche wants to visualize the advantages of the “Mission E” e-concept car.
Augmented Reality: Porsche shows E-car with the help of ARKit and ARCore
According to Porsche, the augmented reality app was developed in cooperation with Google. It is optimized for Android’s ARCore interface and therefore only compatible with about a dozen smartphones, including Google’s Pixel series and Samsung’s Galaxy devices from the S7. The version for iPhone runs from the 6s and with newer iPads. iOS 11 is required.
Also, the app allows users to display Porsche’s e-concept study as a 3D model in their immediate environment. So, according to Porsche, AR visualization can “illustrate complex technical facts of the new vehicle technology.”
In addition, the app users can project the Porsche in their desired color onto their desks. So, living rooms or park it in its original size in front of the garage. In addition, X-ray view allows a view of the drive and battery technology under the body. The exact function of the individual modules is explained with animations. According to Porsche, an “interactive test drive” should be possible.
Besides, the AR app is free for Android and iOS. The E-Porsche is to be launched on the market “at the end of the decade” in sheet metal and battery acid.