How to automatically appraise cars in the used vehicle sector

21st November 2020

During the challenges of 2020, the used car market has held firm. Despite used car sales being down in the first two quarters of the year, there has been a robust response in quarter three with SMMT reporting used car sales up 4.4% year on year from July to September in the UK.

As a result, used car auction houses, remarketing centres and defleet operations have seen an increased demand to process vehicles and in particular a need to move cars through their processes quicker.

Typically centres processing used cars experience bottlenecks at the start and the end of their flow. The first is early in the process when the vehicles are inspected and appraised, and the second is at the end when imaging the vehicles to remarket. This often creates a limiting step and prevents the operations from reaching their capacity due to the slow-quick-slow process.

With our background in solving similar issues for OEMs and Logistics providers across the globe, and having processed millions of vehicles through our auto-inspection and auto-imaging systems over the last decade, DeGould has answered the call from the used sector in 2020.

DeGould’s Auto-compact system; new for 2020; is in a class of its own when automatically inspecting vehicles. This is because of the market-leading imagery that the drive-through system captures in our patented solution. The unique use of three lighting fields and super-high-resolution images enable our artificial intelligence algorithms to accurately and consistently detect damages and defects on used vehicles. In just a few seconds our AI inspection system will give the defect type, severity, size and location, enabling N.A.M.A. grade validation or internal grading via API. Our underbody inspection also future proofs the system with an increasing number of electric vehicles entering the market, and our optional embedded tyre reading solution completes the ideal automatic appraisal device.

DeGould’s unrivalled Auto-scan product has been transformed for the used vehicle market in 2020 and is quickly becoming the go-to product for instant remarketing images. Auto-scan produces excellent high-quality digital photos in seconds without the use of a turntable, meaning it is far quicker and more reliable than traditional remarketing solutions, saving both time and money. The output is 19 high resolution and retail-ready images with backgrounds and drivers removed. The image process takes under 10 seconds meaning customers can have cars online and are ready to sell almost instantly.

Those turning to DeGould for their auto-inspection and auto-imaging systems are thrilled with the increase in capacity, quality and consistency as well as the cost savings that can be made by redeploying staff to higher-value tasks.

To find out more about our AI vehicle inspection systems and our automated car imagery, please contact our team for a product demonstration or to set up a site visit and learn how Auto-compact and Auto-scan can benefit your car auction, defleet or vehicle remarketing centres.         

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