EVOX unveils VR app for truck shopping


EVOX Images has unveiled a mobile app that lets truck shoppers research and compare models through a virtual reality experience.

Equipped with dynamic content uploads and other features to provide the ultimate car viewing experience, RelayCars 5.0 provides a first-hand look inside truck models from the expansive EVOX VR library. 

With more than 115 trucks and growing, the app’s “Truck Portal” lets users import any truck from EVOX’s extensive VR automotive library, and explore inside and outside the vehicle in full 360-degree stereo.

It also lets users explore a range of vehicles — from exotics to muscle cars —in virtual showrooms; watch informational videos on select vehicles in the virtual cinema; and take virtual test rides in the open desert or along the coast.

EVOX uses its 360-degree imaging — which it supplies to more than 20,000 dealer and automotive websites — to power its new virtual reality technology. To date, the RelayCars app has generated more than 720,000 downloads.

“RelayCars 5.0 builds off the tremendous momentum we’ve generated since launching RelayCars earlier this year,” said EVOX Images chief executive officer David Falstrup. “Given that overwhelming reaction, we felt it was imperative to provide VR enthusiasts with a next-generation app that provides a look at a complete vehicle line. 

“For truck shoppers, the access to the newest domestics and imports is unprecedented.  For OEMs and dealers, it promises to truly engage, excite and motivate their target customers.”

Within the past year, the EVOX VR team has broadened its technology offerings with the introduction of showrooms, virtual cinema, vehicle configurator capability, VR product clinics, and more.  These new virtual shopping features will benefit dealers by building customer engagement and driving store traffic, the company said.

EVOX Images is in full production of a comprehensive VR Image Database of US automobiles — a library of high-quality interior and exterior, 360-degree stereoscopic images for use with Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, Google Cardboard, and other mobile and desktop VR headsets.

RelayCars 5.0 is accessible in the Oculus Samsung Gear VR Store and Google Cardboard for Android users, and will soon be offered for Apple iOS.  

To learn more, visit evoxvr.com on your smartphone, and view with Google Cardboard and similar VR mobile headsets.


Today's top headlines