The virtual reality technology has gained a substantial amount of steam over the past few years. Although it remains in its infancy, more and more companies have already agreed to jump into the market.
Facebook has teamed up with the Oculus Rift to provide their users with an innovative and unique social experience. Whether or not Facebook’s $2-billion-dollar VR deal proves to be fruitful remains to be seen, but they’re not the only one implementing VR into their future game plans. The automobile manufacturer, Mercedes, has found a clever way to use the technology to showcase their vehicles.
The company has setup a virtual showroom in Tokyo and hopes to give potential buyers the opportunity to take a virtual test drive, before making their purchase. The showroom opened on July the 13th and it has already attracted an abundance of interested consumers.
The company formulated the ideal, due to the lack of space for a massive vehicular showroom within central Tokyo. So, the Japan branch of Mercedes-Benz decided to rectify the problem by implementing the use of VR.
Their showroom is much smaller and it doesn’t contain a single vehicle. Instead, it is littered with virtual reality headsets, which provide prospective buyers with the ability to check out their vehicle’s exteriors and interiors virtually.
The venture has already proven to be cost-effective and successful. So, you shouldn’t be surprised to be greeted by a VR headset the next time you go vehicle shopping. Companies aren’t the only ones that have jumped onto the bandwagon. During the Republic National Convention last week, the state of Ohio decided to use virtual reality as a way to attract visitors to their state.
During the event, a local company set up a virtual reality workshop, which gave visitors the ability to take a ride on a fun Cedar Point roller coaster and even zip line through the Hocking Hills. Of course, all of this was done through virtual reality.
Those that attended the event and took a virtual tour for themselves admit it was very insightful, exciting, and unique. Whether or not it’ll boost the number of visitors to Ohio remains to be seen.
The gambling industry has had a difficult time attempting to adapt, due to the growth of technology. Physical establishments have lost their luster, while online sites have managed to increase their revenue in recent years.
Some experts believe virtual reality may very well be the future of poker. More and more gambling establishments have already taken moves to transform this into a reality. SlotsMillion and several over groups already have VR casinos up and running and they’ve proven to be attractive thus far.
Truly, virtual reality is a baby in this university. The opportunities for VR are nearly endless. As more companies continue to enter the market and more consumers grow interested in the technology, it is almost certain the technology will continue to grow and its grasp will expand even further.
Unfortunately, that will only happen, if manufacturers of VR devices can cut down costs and make the technology more convenient. Until then, it is best to wait it out.