Nothing is better than wasting a few minutes playing weird, interactive games– like last week when Google added the arcade game Pac Man to Google Maps, using streets as the maze.
Unfortunately, the Pac Man capability was available for just a few days and now Blinky, Pinky and Pac Man have been wiped from the mapping service. Which makes us sad. However, there is a new interactive game using Google Maps and this time it comes courtesy of GMC.
The company has officially launched what it calls the “Canyon Experience,” which lets people “drive” the 2015 GMC Canyon in four different environments: Mountains, city, shore, or rural.
Each region allows the user to add different experiences into the mix to see how the Canyon copes. For example, choose ‘Mountains’ and you can pick from on-screen buttons that show how the Canyon deals with hills, downhill grades, or its seamless trailer stability. Once you choose an option the ‘Canyon Experience’ shows the truck performing the task and then tells users which technologies are at play.
Another, perhaps more fun aspect of the ‘Canyon Experience’ is the ability to drop the 2015 Canyon onto any street in the U.S. using Google Street View, which allows potential buyers to literally see what it would look like parked in front of their home. Or, as seen above, inside the White House.
From what we’ve seen it’s the first of its kind from an automaker and the ability to choose environments and throw various challenges at the truck is a very neat way of showing buyers all the features. The ability to park it anywhere in the U.S. just adds to the fun.
GM says the ‘Canyon Experience’ is meant to connect with buyers at the beginning stages of the buying experience. Plus, it’s available on PC’s, iOS, tablets and various smartphones.
Intrigued? Take a spin and let us know what other easter eggs, like the White House, you can find.