Speccing up a new car? This handy new Android app concept might be just the thing to help you shop. It's called Project Tango and it's been developed in partnership with Google, consulting firm Accenture and Fiat. We took a close up look at the app at Mobile World Congress here in Barcelona.
The concept is simple: Hold your device up in front of you -- we used a tablet -- and using an augmented reality overlay on your camera, the app will display a neat new Fiat 500 car in front of you, as though it's really sat there in your room. By using your device's accelerometers and motion tracking, you can then walk around your virtual car to view it from all angles.
The app is mostly aimed at car showrooms -- you can visit the showroom to see the real car, then use the app to view all your custom paints, interiors and other options. Car showrooms can't possibly make room for physical models that show off all the different options, so Accenture is hoping that this tool will be a good compromise.