Volvo Car USA introduced a new program to equip U.S. retailers with automated vehicle-inspection systems from Israel-based UVeye. The high-speed, camera-based systems utilize artificial-intelligence and machine-learning technologies to check tires, underbody components, and vehicle exteriors for defects, missing parts, and other safety-related issues. The automated vehicle inspection process takes seconds to complete and is faster than manual inspections, announced in a statement.
“This is a home run for Volvo Cars and our retailers,” said Rick Bryant, vice president for sales operations at Volvo Car USA. “UVeye’s automated systems will add a new level of credibility to the inspection process for us, for our retailers, and for our customers.”
Volvo retailers can install three basic UVeye inspection systems, described by UVeye as follows:
- Helios – An underbody scanner that detects a wide range of problems from frame damage to oil leakage and corrosion.
- Artemis – A tire system that identifies tire brand, basic specifications, air pressure, tread depth, sidewall damage, and whether tires are mismatched.
- Atlas – A system that provides 360-degree scans of the exterior and detects damage such as dents, scratches, and rust on critical components such as bumpers, mirrors, door locks, grilles, and windows.
“An automated system can help resolve problems,” added Bryant. “It shows the vehicle’s actual condition. The result is that customers will be able to see flaws such as a rusty tailpipe that they didn’t know about. And they’ll also know the retailer is being upfront with them.”
“Volvo Cars and its retailers are clearly interested in capabilities and technology that add up to better service for their customers," noted David Oren, UVeye’s chief strategy officer. "Volvo Cars stands out for its commitment to safety and its strong engagement with customers.”