Mack is the first Class 8 OEM to offer a virtual reality test drive of a commercial vehicle to a wide audience. Virtual reality is a computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional image or environment that can be interacted with in a seemingly physical way by placing the viewer’s perspective within the image or video itself.
Mack used virtual reality technology to better demonstrate features and benefits of the Mack Pinnacle, Mack Granite and Titan by Mack models equipped with the Mack mDRIVE HD 13-speed automated manual transmission. Using virtual reality headgear, Google Cardboard or a smartphone, viewers can look around 360 degrees to see the cab interior in its entirety, as well as see what it feels like to be in the cab of a Mack model while it’s operating in quarries and on the highway.
The Mack virtual reality experience showcases the power of the mDRIVE HD 13-speed as it effortlessly frees the Mack Granite model from mud on a job site, easily drives up and down a steep grade without having to continuously apply brakes, reducing brake wear-and-tear, and also smoothly manages a fully loaded Mack Pinnacle model up and down a 15 percent and a 20 percent grade.
To experience Mack virtual reality, visit http://www.macktrucks.com/VR Google Cardboard and link to the Mack virtual reality app. The virtual reality videos also will be posted to the Mack website, but will not be as immersive as when Google Cardboard and the app are used.