GE Partners with Uber For Free Rides in a Deloreon Time Machine

Uber GE Deloreon

According to the DeLorean Owners Association, 8,583 DeLoreans were manufactured at the factory in Northern Ireland during the years 1981, 1982, and 1983.

When the company was forced into bankruptcy in 1982, the unique looking car with the stainless steel body looked like it was on its way to being another footnote in automobile history. That was until director Robert Zemeckis chose the car to play the part of the Time Machine in the 1985’s Back to the Future, and the two subsequent sequels.

As part of GE’s ongoing Brilliant machine campaign, the company partnered with on-demand car service Uber for free 15-minute rides around San Fransisco-area this weekend in one-of-four time-machine outfitted Deloreon. To access a free ride, Uber-users had to watch for the option to pop-up on the mobile app.

The rides were limited to 15 minutes and time-travel was not included.

[via The Verge] [photo by Maille Krause/Twitter]

USA

Interactive Signage at UK Airports Lets You Rev-Up New Range Rover Engine

Range Rover - Interactive Signage

Passengers heading to their flights at Gatwick, Manchester and Stansted Airports were able to stop for a minute and experience the sound of the new Range Rover Sport, thanks to an interactive OOH campaign created by RKCR/Y&R.

An accelerator pedal was added to the display, that when pressed brought the sound of the Range Rover’s new 5.0 litre supercharged engine to life. The display used directional sound so that only the person pushing the accelerator pedal would hear the sounds of the revving engine.

Production was handled by Grand Visual with Curb Media providing the audio technology.

[via The Drum]

UK

Interactive 3D Model of Audi R8 Constructed from Fan Comments

Audi - #OneMillionReasons

Audi Germany have launched an interactive web experience that takes the positive sentiments posted about the brand on social media using the hashtags #onemillionreasons. The comments are presented as a single particle in an interactive 3D model of the Audi R8.

Audi will select eight fans to attend the IAA 2013 in Frankfurt and enjoy a 2 hour escorted R8 fan ride.

Audi fans can search, find and share their contributions through their social media channels or save the 3D model as wallpaper.

The project was created by agency Razorfish and creative production company Minivegas.

[via The Drum]

Germany

Audi invites eight selected fans to visit us at the IAA 2013 in Frankfurt. Take a look behind the scenes at the world’s largest car show and learn new Audi
already know before anyone else.

But then you have the the Frankfurt skyline behind him quickly: At the wheel of an Audi R8, you experience dynamic and agile pure performance.

They also tell us what you like about Audi and with a little luck we may welcome you soon as a pilot Audi R8 in Frankfurt.

Honda Promotes Mobile App With Tribute to Aryton Senna Using Just Data, Sound and Light

Sound of Honda - Aryton Senna 1989

Sound by Honda is a mobile app created by internavi lab as part of Honda’s Dots (Design Our Transportation Story), a two way information and communications service. the app leverages the smartphones GPS and accelerometer allowing a user to experience the sound of several Honda cars including the Acura NSX-R, S800, Civic R, NII360 Town and the McLaren Honda MP4/5.

To promote the app Honda used telemetry data collected during legendary Honda/McLaren driver Aryton Senna‘s record-setting qualifying lap at the 1989 F1 Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka.

The data collected from the car’s onboard telemetry was used to create the experience of sound and light. Speakers and lights were placed around the Suzuka Circuit along the path that Senna’s car drove on that day, and once night fell the record-setting lap was brought to life using a trail of light and the scream of the Honda/McLaren’s engine.

[via Contagious]

Japan

Pimped-Out Neighbourhood Featured in New UK Skoda Ad

Skoda Octavia UK Ad

It looks like Xzibit and the whole Pimp My Ride crew went crazy on the UK neighbourhood featured in a new 60-second commercial ad promoting the new Skoda Octavia vRS.

The neighbourhood featured pimped-up versions of everyday things such as an ice cream truck, lawnmower, baby carriage and a child’s tricycle.

In fact, the most ordinary item in the entire commercial may just be the featured car itself.

The ad was created by Fallon, and directed by Keith Schofield for Caviar.

[via Car Scoops]

UK