For petrolheads (or should that be electroheads?) everywhere, now you can pretend to own the latest sports cars with augmented reality.
Let’s face it, augmented reality is pretty darn awesome. True, it might sap your camera battery faster than a dog with free run of a food cupboard, but while it lasts, particularly with Apple’s ARKit, it can do some amazing looking stuff.
Automobile manufacturers have used augmented reality for years to test out designs and concepts. But now, thanks to developments such as ARKit we can all now enjoy a virtual ‘test drive’ of different types of potential car purchases. While by no means the only manufacturer to take advantage of this new development, BMW has released an update to one of the better examples of a virtual car showroom with its BMW i Visualiser app for its electric car range.