Automated vehicle inspection technology uses AI, mobile phone

November 06, 2019 //By Rich Pell
Automated vehicle inspection technology uses AI, mobile phone
Connected car company Scope Technology has announced a new automated mobile vehicle inspection technology that uses computer vision, AI, and a mobile phone to inspect vehicles in minutes.

The solution, called eMager, can perform a vehicle scan in seconds with a mobile phone and computer vision and AI processing and analysis in the cloud. The technology, says the company, automates and standardizes vehicle inspections in minutes while eliminating human error, and can be used in applications including inspecting rental and used cars, inspection at the time of accident by the driver for claims automation, OEM manufacturing line QA and inspection, and more.

The company's mobile app can be used to take pictures of the vehicle and the images are uploaded to the Azure cloud computing platform where they are analyzed in seconds with computer vision algorithms and machine learning. Allowing for scans of a vehicle wherever it is, even by end customers, says the company, opens up more options to transform business processes that are reliant on a physical inspection of a vehicle.

"We have been helping automotive and insurance customers solve business problems with our end-to-end technology solutions for the last 20 years," says George Giles, Head of Global Marketing, from Scope Technology. "With the help of our technology partner Microsoft we can deliver true innovation, automation, and cost and time savings to our customers, at scale and speed. Automating vehicle inspections via a mobile phone now makes it possible democratize the vehicle inspection to anyone with a mobile phone, including the end customer."

The system can detect multiple types of damage down to the millimeter level. Issues with fit and finish, panel alignment, damage, dents, scrapes, and scratches can be automatically detected with a corresponding vehicle report detailing the severity, extent, location, and type of damage. The full vehicle report is produced in seconds and can be integrated into common business and dealer systems to further automate the inspection or claims process.

The company is working with select customers on beta versions of eMager and expect to release it to the market in Q4 2019.


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