Free Toyota iPhone App Springs Virtual Pop Star Hatsune Miku in Augmented Reality Performance

The free Toyota Shopping Tool iPhone app just got an upgrade to version 2.0 which includes an interesting Augmented Reality (AR) twist.

Japanese Pop-Star Hatsune Miku Comes To Life With Augmented Reality

The app’s main functions are to help you collect information while shopping for a new car. Its features include the ability to:

-Take Notes
-Add Photos
-Compare your favorite vehicles
-Share Favorites via Facebook, Twitter, or Email
-Get a Quote from your local dealership for that specific Toyota / Scion vehicle

The 2.0 update adds Japan’s virtual pop star Hatsune Miku to this mix in the role as the official representative of the 2011 Corolla. Scanning a 2D ToyoTag brings up the 3-D Hatsune Miku performs “live” alongside her favorite car, the 2011 Toyota Corolla, on the virtual ToyoTag stage.

The ToyoTag is available for download and print out from:

http://www.toyota.com/corollamiku/

You can find the free iPhone app in the iTunes App Store at:

Toyota Shopping Tool