V.I.P. Announces Automated Inspections

By Staff Writer November 12, 2020

V.I.P. Auctions announced it will be one of the first vehicle auction companies in the world to use automated vehicle-inspection systems to evaluate tires and critical underbody components for the inspection of used vehicles.

Jim Smith, founder and CEO of V.I.P. Auctions, said the company’s new camera-based artificial-intelligence technology will save time, reduce costs, document vehicle condition and also set new inspection standards for the automotive remarketing industry.

Developed by UVeye, the Helios and Artemis inspection systems installed at V.I.P. Auctions rely on a unique combination of proprietary algorithms, cloud architecture, sensor fusion, artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies. The Helios underbody-inspection system uses multiple high-resolution cameras to generate thousands of images per second to identify damage, missing components and other quality-related issues. The automated process allows technicians and inspectors to focus on critical items instead of areas that do not require attention.

Artemis, UVeye’s tire-quality system, is designed to check within seconds a tire’s condition overall, including tire pressure, tread depth, wheel scratches, sidewall damage, abrasions and outside shoulder damage.

“Our team at V.I.P. is excited about this new venture with UVeye for the launch of automated vehicle-inspection systems in the United States,” Smith said.

Smith said V.I.P. customers now will receive industry-first documentation for the condition of each vehicle’s underbody and tires, including images of the vehicle’s undercarriage and tires with trouble areas clearly marked.

The new UVeye inspections take just seconds to complete compared to up to 20 minutes or more for manual inspection processes that can miss a variety of items.

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