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New AI technology helps speed up defleet inspection process

ADESA has introduced new Artificial Intelligence technology that can automatically assess vehicle damage to enable end-of-contract vehicles to be remarketed prior to being defleeted.

ADESA UK managing director Jonathan Holland

Dubbed ADESA IVI (Intelligent Vehicle Inspection), the solution allows drivers to carry out their own inspection, using a smartphone or tablet, an agreed number of days before they hand back a company car or even vehicles financed through personal contract purchase (PCP) or personal contract hire (PCH).

The new tool guides drivers through a simple and quick self-appraisal, making use of image recognition technologies using digital images to generate detailed repair information. This is provided in the form of a fully costed damage report based on the finance provider’s charge-out method and in accordance with the BVRLA’s fair wear and tear standards.

The solution removes the need for third-parties to provide inspections at end of contract, saving time and costs, and vehicles can be ready for online remarketing on ADESA’s UPSTREAM platform within hours of being appraised.

ADESA’s UK managing director Jonathan Holland said: “By utilising AI we’re delivering a more accurate and transparent defleeting solution which will help improve relationships between fleet, leasing and finance customers by enhancing the customer experience.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.