iOS App Enhances Physical, Virtual Tours of Renovated L.A. Auto Museum

By Todd R. Weiss  |  Posted 2016-02-12

Since 1994, the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles has been showing off its impressive collection of more than 300 cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in a building that once housed a department store. But over the decades, the museum began to lose some if its allure because it hadn't kept up with technology. It had no indoor WiFi, no interactive exhibits and no display screens with more details about its collection. But that all changed in December 2015 after the 100,000-square-foot museum reopened following a 14-month, $90 million renovation project that revamped the place from top to bottom and added a modern IT infrastructure from Belkin, including 68 miles of CAT6 cable, switches and more. Adding to the modern renovation is an all-new museum iOS mobile app that provides a virtual tour of the museum and its amazing collection, from a 1934 La Salle Series 350 roadster to a 2006 Ford GT coupe. The mobile app provides intriguing details about the museum's floor plan and about notable vehicles in the collection. Peruse this eWEEK slide show for more details.


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