ixigo integrates augmented reality feature on its trains app

Travel marketplace ixigo has introduced India’s first augmented reality (AR) feature on its trains app. The AR Coach Position feature integrated into ixigo trains will enable train travellers to accurately locate their coach positions for over 13,000 passenger trains at more than 7,000 railway stations across India.

ixigo integrates augmented reality feature on its trains app

With the Coach Position feature, iOS users using the iPhone 6+ and above just need to use their smartphone in order to have their coaches instantly categorized and labelled, thereby identifying how far away they are from their intended coach. ixigo’s AR feature leverages ARKit, Apple’s augmented reality (AR) technology toolkit, that delivers engaging experiences through the seamless blending of virtual objects with the real world.

Commenting on the development, Rajnish Kumar, CTO & Co-founder, ixigo said, “Due to overcrowding at railway stations, passengers often worry about not having the right information with them when needed, leading to anxious moments before they board their train. To curb this, we worked on developing our AR Coach Position feature. We are quite excited about being the first in the Indian travel services market with an AR use case that will greatly ease passenger pain.”

Along with the Coach Position feature, ixigo is rolling out other key updates such as Station Alarm and Rescheduled trains. These new features will provide users with live updates and instructions to improve their train travel experience. The Station Alarm feature will alert users as they approach their destination station, ensuring that users can sleep worry-free.

The rescheduled trains feature will allow users to easily check if their train is cancelled, diverted or rescheduled. ixigo has also added a host of interesting iMessage stickers to help users communicate on the go.

ixigo trains app has become India’s most used train travel app with over 7 million monthly active users. It now helps close to 1 million train travellers every single day across 200+ Indian towns to book train tickets, check train schedules, get live train running status, get PNR status predictions and to view crowdsourced platform numbers, coach positions and train ratings & reviews for all trains in India.

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