HTC looking to Audi AG with VR auto test driving

DEMONSTRATED USE:VR headset’s are expected to be used in diverse areas, such as entertainment, healthcare, education, industrial design and commerce, HTC said

Taipei Times
Date:  Dec 19, 2015
By: Staff writer, with CNA

Smartphone maker HTC Corp (宏達電) is looking to work with German luxury automaker Audi AG to provide a service to potential auto buyers, allowing them to test drive vehicles with the aid of HTC’s Vive virtual-reality (VR) headset.

The company is also promoting its VR headset in China by partnering with Hangzhou Shunwang Technology Co (杭州順網科技), which develops and sells Internet entertainment networking platforms, HTC chairwoman Cher Wang (王雪紅) said on Thursday.

Speaking to reporters ahead of a conference in Beijing for VR technology developers, Wang said HTC is exploring opportunities to expand its VR headset’s application to areas such as entertainment, medical care, education, exhibitions, property development, industrial design, tourism and e-commerce.     [FULL  STORY]

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