January 20, 2015 - Hyundai Motor is offering smartphone users the chance to experience the speed and excitement of being a part of Hyundai Shell World Rally Team, thanks to a new virtual reality application, Hyundai VR+.
The free-to-download application, available either from the Apple App store or Google Play, offers smartphone users an immersive insight into the world of Hyundai Shell World Rally Team. The application is available to download from today, with the first round of the 2015 FIA World Rally Championship starting on Thursday 22 January in Monte Carlo.
Features include a Virtual Reality (VR+) or 360-degree panoramic view play function from the co-driver seat of the Hyundai Shell World Rally Team driver, Dani Sordo. This application can be best enjoyed using a google cardboard or any commercial VR dive device in the market.
Hyundai Motorsport website can also be accessed through the app, ensuring users remain up-to-date with the latest developments, news and YouTube videos from the Hyundai Motorsport team as they embark on a second season in WRC.
Gyoo Heon Choi, President of Hyundai Motorsport commented: “We hope through this ‘Hyundai VR+’ App that anyone can enjoy a thrilling i20 WRC in-car ride, all through a conventional smartphone. More VR contents are soon to be uploaded and Hyundai Motorsport rally fans will be able to enjoy even more in the future.”
The Hyundai VR+ application is available to download from the Apple App store (requires iPhone5 or higher) and Google Play (Android v4.1 or higher). Language support is English only.
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Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is committed to becoming a lifetime partner in automobiles and beyond. The company, which leads the Hyundai Motor Group, an innovative business structure capable of circulating resources from molten iron to finished cars, offers top-quality best-sellers such as Elantra, Sonata and Genesis. Hyundai Motor has eight manufacturing bases and seven design & technical centers worldwide and in 2014, sold 4.96 million vehicles globally. With almost 100,000 employees worldwide, Hyundai Motor continues to enhance its product line-up with localized models and strives to strengthen its leadership in clean technology, starting with the world’s first mass-produced hydrogen-powered vehicle, ix35 Fuel Cell.