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Find a second hand cAR: Autotrader on the iPhone

Submitted by on Thursday, 18 March 20103 Comments

So I think that everyone who’s watched any TV over the last year or so have seen a whole raft of adverts such as those from CarSpotter. These companies provide you with details of vehicles by simply submitting the registration to them via SMS. They then respond via premium SMS and charge you for the information provided, typically the average value of the car and its performance.

Well this week, AutoTrader have enhanced their iPhone application by adding augmented reality and allowing users to gain similar information and do much more, see the video below:

Here is the iTunes description:

The Auto Trader Mobile application lets you use your iPhone’s camera to search for information about a car you like whenever and wherever you are. As well as being a new way to find out about the vehicles you like our app lets you search for similar cars for sale around you.

- Take a picture of a car’s number plate and we’ll find you Auto Trader expert reviews and technical specs to match the make and model. Isn’t that clever?

- Search for similar cars for sale around you, compare prices and models available to buy based on your location.

- Store the cars you’re interested in and any photos you’ve taken in your app’s Garage to make them easy to find later.

You can also look for cars the usual way, searching over 300,000 cars for sale on Auto Trader. Once you find the car you like it’s easy to call or email the seller straight from the app. Our iPhone app simply makes it easier to search, compare and store cars you like.

Let the world around you inspire your car search. Auto Trader – the world of cars made easy.

Here at Augmented Planet, Lester thought that this app could be the inspiration for a great game; race around with the cars that you find, search for cars of higher specs to have faster cars. If this were to be mixed with something like Ovi Maps Racing, this would be an all round AR experience – race around your local area, with cars that you have in your garage!

The application is available free from iTunes appstore here.

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  • lester said:

    Indeed, since the app allows you to add cars to your garage just by taking a photo, it would be a cool game if you see a car in the street, take a picture and get to race it.

    Even better if you live in an expensive area with lots of nice cars to add to your collection

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  • jolie styvers said:

    This surely is a fun application that would not only lessen the hassle in finding the right car but would also be a good way to easily gain information about just any kind of car you fancy.

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