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CarNext introduces AI-based car inspections in the Netherlands

Amsterdam, June 28, 2021 – CarNext, a pan-European marketplace for high-quality used cars, is collaborating with leading tech company ProovStation and DEKRA to pilot virtual car inspections using industry leading AI technology.

ProovStation’s scanner will enable CarNext to improve its inspection and remarketing processes by using innovative AI technology to automate the scanning and damage detection part of the reconditiong process. The scanner will ensure holistic checks for all cars offered by CarNext in the Netherlands before they are reconditioned on 228 check points. 

Grainne van Berkum, Chief Operating Officer at CarNext: “CarNext is continuously investing in industry leading Artificial Intelligence and automation technologies to keep our platform ahead of the curve and serve changing customer needs. This new inspection technology will streamline our operations allowing for significant scale-up and become more efficient. As we continue to offer more customers high-quality vehicles, we are able to provide greater transparency and a better experience all round.”

Cédric Bernard, Chief Executive Officer at ProovStation: “As the leading AI powered vehicle inspection solution across Europe, we are proud to allow our partners to improve the whole inspection process to benefit from a further increased accuracy of damage recognition, at unprecedented levels of speed and unit cost”.

Denis Saubagnac, Director Fleet and Remarketing at DEKRA: “We are delighted to foster the digitalization of vehicle inspection and bring efficiency through the development of this latest technology which has been facilitated by DEKRA. With the support of our partners, Proovstation, CarNext and Koopman Logistics we continue to find ways to innovate and this latest pilot is a great example of how we are all seeking to improve processes like the End of Term inspection.“

Fast and accurate vehicle scan

The ProovStation vehicle scanner is a garage-like structure, which automatically measures the tire tread depth and scans the entire vehicle within a matter of seconds. This includes scanning the body, underbody, and inside of the car. The scanner uses more than 20 high resolution cameras and Artificial Intelligence software to identify pre-existing damages including dents and scratches. Based on this information cosmetic repairs are carried out so that the car meets the quality requirements and the condition of the car is in line with its age and mileage. The scanner also produces an inspection report including all the data collected from a vehicle.

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