Thoughtworks is developing improved condition reports for BacklotCars, owned by KAR Global. - Image: KAR Global

Thoughtworks is developing improved condition reports for BacklotCars, owned by KAR Global.

Image: KAR Global

KAR Global, an operator of digital marketplaces for wholesale used vehicles, on May 24 unveiled enhanced condition reports on the company’s BacklotCars platform.

To develop and deploy these new capabilities, BacklotCars collaborated with Thoughtworks — a global technology consultancy that integrates strategy, design and engineering to drive digital innovation. The new features — which include engine audio recordings — are aimed at further strengthening the BacklotCars customer experience through more accurate, more consistent, and easier to understand condition reports.

“This highly-innovative iteration simulates seeing and hearing a vehicle in person,” said Josh Parsons, chief operating officer of BacklotCars, in a news release. “Thoughtworks helped us combine the best features and functionality of the BacklotCars and CARWAVE inspection frameworks while identifying areas to streamline across the platforms. The result is a single, enhanced condition report framework that accelerates sales for sellers and provides buyers with comprehensive condition information that is easy to understand.”

The collection of new features on the inspection report was also streamlined to help ensure the consistency of information displayed for buyers across a wide range of vehicle conditions, ages and mileages.

Chris Murphy, CEO of Thoughtworks North America, added, “The expanded digital inspection process will help the company operate more efficiently while helping dealers make the most informed buying decision possible.”

BacklotCars focuses on making wholesale easy so dealers can be more successful. It provides top-tier technology, a transparent bidding environment, condition reports based on independent mechanical inspections, and digital capabilities.

Originally posted on Vehicle Remarketing

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