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2016 Subaru Outback begins new global Google expedition

Subaru uses the 2016 Outback to partner with Google to bring educational virtual reality field trips on the road through the Expeditions Pioneer program.

Students around the globe will get to experience learning in virtual reality trips thanks to the 2016 Subaru Outback and Google. Subaru will serve as the official vehicle provider and will lend their environmental knowledge in support of the Expeditions Pioneer program that takes Google’s educational virtual reality field trip kits on the road.

What is Google Expeditions?

Teachers can use Google’s Cardboard viewers, and virtual reality content accessible through mobile phones, to take students on virtual field trips around the globe and even outer space. Google’s kit contains a tablet for the teacher, and Cardboard viewers and phones for every student. The teacher selects a destination through an app and then leads students through a virtual field trip, pointing out specific points of interest along the way.

Subaru Outback and Google will start this month by visiting schools in six states in the U.S., California, Texas, Illinois, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and four countries abroad Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and the United Kingdom. Subaru and Google hope to expand and eventually bring kits to thousands of schools around the globe.

The 2016 Subaru Outback with the unique Google livery will be traveling to participating schools where teachers will be trained on Expeditions and use the technology to take their classes on virtual field trips. Subaru announced this partnership with Google Expeditions will help bring a new educational experience to classrooms around the globe in the spirit of Subaru’s ongoing Love Promise initiative.

Media source: Subaru of America