Every year, Mercedes-Benz hosts a Live Van experience to introduce van owners and operators to the latest line-up of Mercedes vehicles. And the regular venue for the event is the formidable Millbrook Proving Ground, where drivers can put the vans through their paces in the most challenging of conditions.
For the 14th iteration in 2017, which stretched across nine-days, 2,867 guests drove 258 vehicles across 49,387 miles (and ate 5,112 bacon sandwiches). As well as offering the test drives, Mercedes wanted to immerse guests right inside its brand. And, to achieve this, an Igloo 9-metre dome was enlisted as the perfect venue to immerse fans in a multisensory experience.
The content, displayed in 360°, was made up of four ‘panels’, each of which showed a different angle of the same core image. It was a truly inventive use of the wraparound Igloo canvas - which we frequently show in client demos to illustrate alternatives to conventional 360° video.
who drove 49,387 miles
and ate 5,112 bacon sandwiches
Used for controlling most aspects of the Igloo system, like triggering content, controlling playback and switching between content types.
An application that controls the Igloo wirelessly over a dedicated Wi-Fi network. Easily control different functions from tabs across the top of the app.
Back-end software that seamlessly blends all content from the multiple projectors in the Igloo. Corrects geometry and colour for an immersive experience.