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General Motors is using AI to speed up the vehicle inspection process

The automaker is investing in a company called UVeye that makes AI-powered diagnostic systems
By Andrew J. Hawkins@andyjayhawk Jun 22, 2022, 4:30pm EDT



General Motors is bringing artificial intelligence into the vehicle inspection process.

The automaker is making an undisclosed “strategic investment” in Israeli startup UVeye, which makes vehicle diagnostic systems that use sensors and AI to quickly identify damaged parts or maintenance issues. The investment in UVeye was made by GM Ventures, the automaker’s venture fund, which also has investments in a variety of other AI-themed startups.

GM WILL SELL UVEYE’S TECHNOLOGY TO ITS DEALER NETWORK TO UPGRADE THEIR VEHICLE INSPECTION SYSTEMS

As part of the collaboration, GM will sell UVeye’s technology to its dealer network to upgrade their vehicle inspection systems. (The company’s systems are already being trialed at a small number of GM dealerships across the country.) GM will also work with UVeye on a variety of vehicle inspection technology projects involving used car auctions, fleet operations, and automotive dealership sales.



Based on images and videos provided by the company, UVeye’s technology looks like an airport body scanner for your car. The car drives through the scanner with illuminated lights on the inside and, within minutes, service providers have a detailed report about everything that’s wrong with your car down to the tire pressure.

UVeye’s system uses artificial intelligence, machine learning, and high-definition cameras to “quickly and accurately” check tires and the vehicle’s underbody and exterior for defects, missing parts, and other safety-related issues.

GM says that UVeye’s tech will be made available to 4,000 dealerships across the country. Earlier this year, the Israeli company made a deal with a major automotive retail management system used by over 15,000 dealers in the US.

GM isn’t alone in seeing potential in UVeye’s high-tech inspection system. Last year, the startup closed $60 million in series C funding from a group of investors led by CarMax, W.R. Berkley Corporation, and F.I.T. Ventures.

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Link won't work for me...

Very interesting supplement to human inspections. I'm assuming this is a static scan done when the vehicle is off. I can see future generations that can interpret sounds (engine running) - though I guess if you can hear the sound you don't need fancy equipment to tell you there is a problem :)

But, would be neat if you could put the car on rollers, like testing hp, and run through the gears with the sensors listening and detecting vibrations, etc. - expensive though.
 

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I'd have thought they already did this. Wonder what other makers utilize a system like this?
 

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Here's the corrected link:
General Motors is using AI to speed up the vehicle inspection process - The Verge

And here's a brochure on UVeye's automated vehicle inspection systems:
UVeye_One_Pager_A4_4_LRD.pdf
Thanks for letting me know the link never worked have fixed it.

Seems an ideal system for Hertz, really well suited for a car rental company, must save a mechanic a lot of time doing these inspection checks, free up a lot more time to be doing other things.
 
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