- General Motors and Volvo are deploying UVeye technology at their US dealerships
- UVeye’s high-speed vehicle inspection systems help improve customer service at new and used car dealerships.
DETROIT, November 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Amir HeverThe CEO and co-founder of UVeye, received an Automotive News All-Star Award for the company’s development of vehicle inspection systems to improve customer service at new and used car dealerships around the world. United States.
General Motors and Volvo this year announced plans to install UVeye technology in dealer service departments around the world United States. In addition to GM and Volvo, other automotive investors in UVeye include CarMax, Hyundai Motors and Toyota Tsusho.
UVeye high-speed inspection systems use artificial intelligence, sensor fusion and high-speed camera technology to detect problems from worn tires to defective underbody parts in seconds. Already in place at several hundred US dealerships, they are faster and more accurate than traditional service lane inspections and have been proven to help dealerships significantly improve customer service.
Earlier this year, General Motors entered into a commercial agreement with the company to explore the use of UVeye technology at GM dealerships around the world. In March, Volvo announced plans to equip US dealers with UVeye automated inspection systems as well.
“It is truly an honor to be recognized with this prestigious Automotive News All-Star award,” Hever said. “However, the real winners of this award are UVeye’s dedicated employees around the world, as well as our investors, automotive partners and dealer customers.
“I want to especially thank our partners in the US, General Motors, Volvo Cars UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and CarMax, for all their support over the past year. Our growth in 2022 was driven by their investment in our technology.”
Hever noted that UVeye applications were also integrated this year into major dealer management systems available to thousands of US dealers, including Tekion’s Automotive Retail Cloud (ARC) and CDK Drive’s Fortellis Automotive Commerce Exchange .
Automakers quickly recognized the importance of UVeye technology.
“We are on a journey to create the best customer service experience possible, and implementing UVeye systems in our dealer service lanes helps us do that,” said John Roth, GM’s global vice president, Customer Care and Aftersales. “Providing real-time, consistent and accurate feedback to our customers will help ensure they get the best performance from their vehicles.”
Rick Bryantvice president of sales operations for Volvo Cars UNITED STATES OF AMERICAnoted that UVeye offers Volvo dealers “an extremely powerful tool”, adding that it “provides transparency, repeatability and results in a multi-point inspection. I don’t see a better solution anywhere.”
UVeye’s three high-speed systems available today use a unique combination of proprietary algorithms, cloud architecture, artificial intelligence, machine learning and sensor fusion technologies. Its Helios system is an underbody scanner that detects problems such as frame damage, missing parts and fluid connections, as well as brake and exhaust system problems.
Artemis is a UVeye system that checks tire quality and in seconds can identify tire brand, technical specifications, air pressure, tread depth, sidewall damage, mismatched tires and alignment issues. Atlas is a 360-degree detection system that checks bodywork and other external components such as bumpers, door locks, grilles and windows.
UVeye has facilities in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific region. Hever adds that the company will announce further expansion plans United States next year. UVeye has already formed strategic partnerships with a number of dealer groups, used car auctions and vehicle fleets.
Established in 1981, the Automotive News All-Star program is considered the most prestigious awards program for U.S. automotive executives. In 2022, Automotive News editors and reporters selected top executives in 38 categories, from “Industry News Project of the Year” to “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.”
The 2022 award winners include senior executives from CarMax, Continental, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Hyundai, Lamborghini, Mercedes-Benz, Maserati, Nissan, Stellantis, Tesla and Toyota. UVeye’s Hever was recognized for achievements in the Fixed Ops – Vendor category.
Founded in 2016, UVeye has created the world’s first comprehensive and fully automated suite of vehicle inspection systems. The company’s innovative drive-thru systems can detect virtually any external or mechanical failure and identify anomalies, modifications or foreign objects under and around every part of the vehicle within seconds.
Problems detected include oil leaks, exterior imperfections such as dings and scratches, tire and tread sidewall problems, and other forms of body damage. Originally a developer of inspection systems for the homeland security industry, UVeye has expanded its technology applications for use in the automotive industry, revolutionizing multi-point inspection processes to improve the customer experience by identifying a wide range of quality and repair issues.
Additional information is available at www.uveye.com.