A new smart phone App designed to bring the excitement and beauty of hot, new cars to smart phones and iPads is now available for free download.
Created by organizers of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) and sponsored by Michelin North America and Delphi Automotive, "Auto Show Passport" features dozens of galleries and thousands of photos, and transports car lovers with a brush of a finger to auto shows in Paris, Geneva, Detroit, Frankfurt, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo and beyond.
NAIAS Chairman Bob Shuman says Auto Show Passport will enable car enthusiasts to view new vehicle photos that also capture the energy and ambiance of the world's most important events, adding: the new App will answer a common question: 'What are auto shows like in other parts of the world?'
"That question is inevitable," says Shuman. "Because I've had the opportunity to visit other great shows in Europe and Asia, I'm usually able to answer the question. But, now, Auto Show Passport will provide people with the feel of what it's like to be a part of the excitement from the auto show floor in Paris, or Geneva, or Beijing, and so on."
Shuman adds that Auto Show Passport will also include show descriptions, local color and cultural information about auto show host cities.
"That's partly why we named the App 'Auto Show Passport,' because it'll enable people through their smart devices to travel virtually to different auto shows, and get a feel for other countries while doing so," he says.
Features and functionality of Auto Show Passport include:
App developers say new features and enhancements are expected to be added in 2014 to provide even more functionality to Auto Show Passport's ecosphere. Also, visitors to the upcoming NAIAS will be able to submit their own photos, some of which will be selected for the "User-Submitted Gallery" on Auto Show Passport.
Auto Show Passport is being sponsored initially by Michelin North America and Delphi Automotive. Additional sponsors are expected to join in the coming months.