Experience an awesome virtual ride in a Subaru WRX STI Global Rallycross car
Subaru has just released a new mobile app featuring 360 degree video technology for WRX STI motorsports fans. It doesn’t get any better than this and you can have a virtual racing experience like none other as you ride in the Subaru WRX STI GRC and WRX STI Rally cars.
Subaru Motorsports offers a new 360 degree video experience that gives users the ability to view stage rally and rallycross action in any direction by simply swiping your finger or moving your mobile device side-to-side in your hands. Most of this season’s footage will feature SRT USA and the Subaru WRX STI which competes in the Rally America Series and Red Bull Global Rallycross.
How can you get it?
It’s available to iOS and Android users, and the app debuts an interactive 360 degree video playback capability that provides users a virtual racing experience like none other. The app features shareable Subaru Motorsports images, videos, team updates and racing schedules, and notifies users of local races and team events in their area. The Subaru Launch Control video series is also featured on the app.
The first-ever motorsports app
Rob Weir, Subaru Motorsports Marketing Manager says,“To our knowledge we are the first brand in the world to launch an app with this amazing video capability for motorsports use. “It’s a game-changer in motorsports media and we’re excited to be leading the way.”
More new technology to come
Subaru Motorsports says they will “raise the bar” in motorsports video technology again in just a few months. You will have the ability to wear a virtual reality style headset that utilizes your smartphone as a video player to immerse yourself in the 360 degree videos. “Soon our app will play through a headset similar to a ski goggle that uses your own mobile device as the screen. Imagine sitting next to Bucky Lasek as he clears jumps and races door-to-door in rallycross, or peering over a cliff as David Higgins carves through a rally stage; it’s as close as you can get to riding in the car itself” said Weir.
Would you like to see what it’s like to drive the 600 hp Subaru WRX STI Global Rallycross car? You can! To download the Subaru Motorsports app from iTunes, click here. To download the Subaru Motorsports app from the Google Play Store, click here.
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