Audi and Somo launch Audi Vision

We are pleased to announce the launch of our latest project with Audi –  Audi Vision


Augmented reality mobile app brings brochure to life – an exciting first for the automotive industry

Audi is to become the first automobile manufacturer to offer its very own mobile augmented reality platform, Audi Vision, an app which brings brochures to life.

Audi Vision will initially allow users to point their mobile device at the premium car manufacturer’s spring 2013 price and specification guides, and take a picture that will unlock the static pages of the brochure, triggering additional content such as video, sound, hotspots and additional pictures and text.

Consumers will then be able to look under the bonnet of their chosen model, hear the engine roar, experience the ride from behind the wheel, and appreciate the bodywork from all angles, as well as boning up on the spec, as Audi Vision sends the Audi range leaping out from the page.

Additionally, once the Audi Vision app has taken a grab from a particular brochure, it no longer requires a data connection, unlike other generic cloud-based alternative reality platforms, allowing users to personally engage with their favourite Audi wherever they go.

Audi Vision will be applied across the brand’s brochures – covering all models – and will become available across multiple media in the future. It has been designed exclusively for Audi by the global mobile solutions company Somo.

Hugh Fletcher, National Digital Manager for Audi UK, says:  “Audi Vision is the most innovative digital project we’ve undertaken to date and most importantly it supports a key developing trend in marketing; the overlap between digital and CRM . Applying Audi Vision to our brochures is just the beginning. Throughout the coming years we’ll be using the Vision platform across a broad spectrum of marketing channels, augmenting printed materials, digital content and in-Centre collateral to allow Audi fans to really get under the skin of our cars.”

Maani Safa, Somo’s Global Innovation Director, says:  “Audi is leading the way in AR, embracing mobile-first thinking and placing it at the heart of its digital strategy. We are proud and excited to be helping them pioneer the next generation of digital marketing.”

The free Audi Vision app is available on iOS for iPhone and iPad and Android for phones and tablets.

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/audi-vision/id634034688?mt=8

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.co.audi.vision