Street-map test drive
Fiat has launched Happy Drive, a web application that allows consumers to virtually experience the Fiat 500 in their local environment with a virtual test drive thanks to Google Street View.
Why it matters
The online space is becoming increasingly important in offering high-level service traditionally reserved for in-store and tangible consumer touch points. How will an online showroom, complete with a virtual test drive, impact traditional dealerships?
Created by oil company Galp Energy, Galp Share is an online car-sharing platform allowing commuters to create a profile, outline their daily route and link-up with those travelling similar journeys. The aim is to promote the rational use of energy whilst reducing costs, traffic and pollution.
The ‘All-Weather Motorcycle Helmet’ keeps a rider’s body temperature cool on warm days and warm on cool days. The self-sufficient helmet uses solar power to run a cooler when the rider is hot and a battery powered built-in heater if cold. The helmet is currently only a prototype, but definitely has the potential to keep motorcycle riders more comfortable on their journeys.