Backseat driver game
Toyota’s own entertainment division ToyToyota has created a GPS based iPhone app called Backseat Driver. The app is actually a game in which users - especially kids - have to steer a virtual car on a road that mirrors what happens on the real road. On the way, little objects need to be picked up to gain points.
Why it matters
This example shows that carmakers are really on top of in-car entertainment too. It’s not all about pleasing the buyer or the driver of a car either – this brand thinks of the (little) passengers too. In fact the in-car experience is increasingly important for car manufacturers who see they now have a great opportunity to really connect with their consumers every time they drive.
New Ford Focus 2.0The sports journalist, Sara Carbonero is the ambassador of the new Ford Focus. She stars in a presentation video that the brand has uploaded on YouTube and Facebook.The campaign was developed exclusively on social networks. Facebook has created a community with exclusive content where users can win 12 Ford Focus participating in different dynamics. Within this group, there is an app where the user must demonstrate their driving skills through ten different Spanish cities.
Car show AutoRAI 2009 took a new and innovative approach to its exhibition by clustering cars into six ‘experience worlds’ instead of grouping by brand. The six sectors were Family & Travel, Cabrio (convertible), Luxury and Sports Cars, Adventure, City & Compact and Green Innovations.