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What is cARVR?
cARVR is a virtual reality tool for designing and testing experiences in and around the connected car.
The car of the future is connected, autonomous, shared and electric (CASE). In order to make it human-centered, OEMs need a way to prototype for these technologies efficiently.
In contrast to other VR prototyping tools for automotive, Athena is focused on ease of use, interactivity and human-centered design.
A UX design toolkit
Starting the design process with a quick sketch or marking existing work is as simple as pinching like you’re holding a pen.
Test native mobile apps
Stream real device screens to their virtual representation.
Modular & dynamic
Full control over realistic visuals
Control from any device
Full list of features
Sketching & Markup
Draw in 3D using our gesture recognition system.
Change seat position, mirror types, paint properties and more.
View the VR scene on a screen from any position or from the user’s POV.
Human Eye Resolution
Evaluate real UIs using VARJO’s high resolution head mounted display.
See your real hands in VR and use gesture control to operate the software.
Place your 2D or 3D assets in VR and move them using intuitive gestures.
Rapid Voice UI Prototyping
Use pre-recorded voice-lines or text-to-speech for extra fast testing.
2D Prototype Evaluation
Import any web-based prototype for HMIs, HUDs or Apps and test them in their automotive context.
Use your real finger to interact with virtual screens.
Native App Evaluation
Stream your smartphone screen into virtual reality and track its position.
Run Android or Android Automotive on a virtual touch screen.
Use another computer, tablet or smartphone to control what’s happening in VR.
Configure the software to work with HTC Vive or VARJO VR-1 (others on request).
Build Interactive Scenarios
Set up triggers (location, gaze, voice, gesture, buttons, …) and actions to make your scene interactive without coding.
Build the environment for your scenario and switch between day and night.
Speak to Athena to control the software or the prototype.
Choose from a set of concept cars or add your own.
Real World Scenarios
Test your concept in a photorealistic environment generated from map data.
Gain valuable insights with heat maps and realtime eye tracking.
Receive vibration, sound and visual feedback for interactions.
Collaborate in VR from the same room or the other side of the world.
Add intelligent pedestrians and vehicles to the scene.
Real HMI Integration
Stream Video from a physical HMI screen into Virtual Reality.
Feature exists and can be used with assistance or minimal development effort.
Feature is close on our roadmap and can be implemented quickly on request.