AI start-up develops drive-through service centre technology

In a development that could potentially change the way vehicles are serviced, artificial intelligence start-up, UVeye, has designed the first drive-through style service centre.

The drive-through service centre works by using specially designed devices and software to digitally analyse and assess vehicles to determine whether maintenance is required. UVeye will be able to assess physical and mechanical flaws as well as physical defects. This is done by comparing scans taken by a sensor against manufacturer specifications.

The process of scanning and analysing the vehicle is then paired with the vehicles conditioned-based servicing, which is where your vehicles tells you when there is an issue in the car, to determine whether there is any need for further inspection or maintenance.

The technology is gaining traction throughout the automotive industry, with Volvo and Toyota group member, Toyota Tsusho, investing in the start-up to bring drive-through service centres to their dealerships. U.S insurance group, W.R. Berkley Corp has also provided backing of the technology.

UVeye CEO, Amir Hever, is optimistic that the technology will soon become standard technology in car dealerships around the world.

“This latest investment including leading automotive strategic partners is an important signal that we believe paves the way for UVeye to become the standard of automotive inspection and safety,” said Hever.

Original source: Whichcar | Soon we’ll have drive through service centres

30 July 2019