The National Corvette Museum has developed a new Corvette Trivia app for the Amazon Alexa, enabling Chevy fans to test their knowledge of the American automotive icon using the virtual assistant device.
All owners of Amazon Alexa-enabled products can easily fire up the new Corvette Trivia game by saying “Alexa, Play Corvette Trivia” within earshot of the device. Alexa will ask a series of Corvette history questions and will automatically track the player’s points score as they play. After each question, Alexa will provide additional facts and details on the question topic, allowing Corvette fans to dive deeper into the various stories behind Corvette through each question. Players can get three wrong answers before losing, but the user can play the trivia game as many times as they like.
“The tech committee was brainstorming ways to engage with our enthusiasts and we were talking about different games you can do through Amazon, so we looked up what it would take to build some skills,” said Chris Huffman, IT Operations Manager at the National Corvette Museum. “One thing led to another and we create the trivia game.”
Deb Howard, an educator at the museum, will continue to update the questions contained within the Corvette Trivia app to keep things fresh for users that may want to play the game multiple times.
“We think our audience will enjoy mastering the questions and answers, so we’re excited to freshen those up, giving them the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of Corvette and keep them entertained,” Howard said.
The museum has been searching for different ways to engage with Corvette fans in recent months as the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the ability for some Chevy fans to visit the Bowling Green, Kentucky-based facility. It launched a web-based educational video series last year called Vettecademy, which provided how-to explanations on maintaining Corvettes, along with historical information on the American sports car and the museum itself.
Going forward, the National Corvette Museum plans to further leverage technology to engage with its fans, with plans currently in the works to develop Corvette-themed augmented reality and virtual reality applications.
“We’re excited and hope to roll out some new interactive offerings for our exhibits later this year,” said Huffman.
Certain new GM vehicles also come equipped with an onboard Amazon Alexa AI assistant, so Chevy fans can even test their knowledge of the Corvette from the seat of a GM vehicle.