The auto industry’s first fully automated suite of vehicle-inspection systems for dealership service departments and used-car auctions will be on display this month (Jan. 26-29) at NADA 2023 in Dallas, Texas.
Developed in Israel with General Motors, Hyundai, Toyota, Volvo, and CarMax as investment partners, the UVeye camera-based technology is significantly faster, more cost-efficient, and much more accurate than any system currently in use.
UVeye vehicle scans use proprietary sensor fusion, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and high-tech camera systems. They are proven to catch 96 percent of existing problems compared to less than 25 percent for manual checks. A drive-through UVeye inspection of tires, underbody components, and exteriors also takes less than 12 seconds compared to 20 minutes or more for traditional service-lane inspections.
Previewed at CES 2020 and shown for the first time at NADA last year, the industry-first technology will be on display at UVeye’s 2,000-square-foot exhibit (Booth #6239) at NADA 2023 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, and featured in the General Motors NADA display area (Booth #1545) as well.
UVeye CEO and Co-founder Amir Hever noted that Volvo, General Motors, and CarMax each have announced plans in the past year to support the installation of UVeye inspection systems at dealerships and used-car auction facilities throughout the U.S.
Hever added that Audi, Buick, Chevrolet, GMC, Toyota, and Volvo dealership service-department managers and representatives will be available at UVeye’s NADA exhibit to demonstrate and discuss their use of UVeye technology to improve customer satisfaction.
Dealership fixed-ops representatives at the UVeye exhibit will include Samantha Diaz from Audi New Rochelle, New Rochelle, New York; Eric Moretti, service manager, Volvo Westport, Westport, Connecticut; Caleb Morgan, service advisor, Carl Black (Chevrolet Buick GMC) Kennesaw, Kennesaw, Georgia; Justin Schneider, product specialist, Metro Toyota Cleveland, and Jerry Massie – parts manager, Paul Hewson – fixed operations director and John Yun – general sales manager, Marine Chevrolet, Jacksonville, North Carolina.
CarMax executives at the UVeye display will include Anuj Kapur, director of Corporate Development and Venture Capital, and Ted Cox, senior purchasing manager.
Demonstrations of UVeye’s tire (Artemis), underbody (Helios), and exterior (Atlas) systems will be available at the UVeye booth. Special introductory plans for the first-time installation of UVeye technology also will be available for dealers attending NADA. Private demonstrations and meetings can be scheduled by clicking on the “Schedule a Meeting” link on UVeye’s NADA landing page:
“Our programs with Volvo and General Motors have substantially expanded the use of high-speed vehicle-inspection technology in the dealership space here in the United States,” pointed out UVeye’s Hever. “Our next goal will be to help standardize inspection processes with UVeye technology in the auction world.”
Hever said that 2022 was a banner year for UVeye with further expansion in North America planned in 2023.
“We were especially proud to have received an Automotive News 2022 All-Star Award for our development of vehicle inspection systems,” the UVeye executive said. “It’s considered to be the most prestigious automotive award program of its kind.”