Provide an easy and emotional build-to-order experience.
Here are some questions raised by this experience
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How can a phygital car experience take customers beyond 3D model visualisation?
How can automakers enhance the wait time between the configuration and receipt of a car ?
The G-Box showcases a 3D configurator where people can customize their Mercedes G-class using objects of different colors and types. These objects are crafted with the look, feel and weight resembling the G-class design language.
The G-Box is meant to assist consultants in the car dealership or at the trade fair, facilitates upselling of additional options and packages and strengthens the Mercedes-Benz brand image.
Provide an easy and emotional build-to-order experience
65-inch touchscreen – 4K
G-Class 3D model and contextual environent
The G-box showcases a 3D configurator where customization is made using objects of different colors and types. These objects are crafted with the look, feel and weight resembling the G-class design language and seamlessly blend with the digital using RFID. Customers are also invited to touch the screen to refine configuration. This phygital experience help to build an emotional connection with the consumer.
Discrete LED signals guide and indicate which option is available for the currently selected G-Class model.
Real time selection visualisation
Paints, rims and seats are available as 3D-printed physical objects. When customers place their equipment item into the RFID scan field in front of them, the visualization of their G-Class changes in real time on the screen.
Physical configuration with objects is completed with digital configurations: for example the customer chooses one of the various seat patterns and stitching variations through a 3D printed physical element. Choosing the desired pattern is complemented by choosing the right color tone directly via touchscreen.
Through the configuration process the G-box provides different ways to experience the vehicle so that customers can adjust their choices. Beyond 3D model visualization, customers can play around with their car in a life-like rendered environment as well as experience lighting and audio ambiance.
360-degree exploration mode
The touchscreen 360-degree exploration mode enables users to experience various functions
of the car and application. For example wheels can be shown rotating at gradually different speeds in order to get a visual impression of the appearance of the rims while driving.
Ambient lighting extension
Take away real-time rendering
After the user finishes the configuration experience, a QR-code will appear. Once scanned the G-Box automatically renders and uploads the results of the previous configuration session in real time, which can be saved locally on the user’s mobile phone. Besides a configuration summary and price information, a short video as well as an image gallery of their personal configuration is made available to save and share on social media or directly with friends.
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