General Motors stated it made an undisclosed funding in UVeye, an Israeli-based automated automobile inspection know-how developer, by its GM Ventures unit.
As a part of the collaboration, introduced Wednesday, GM may have entry to UVeye’s know-how, akin to an underbody scanner that may detect body injury; a system that checks tire high quality and points akin to sidewall injury; and a 360-degree detection system that checks sheet steel and different exterior physique points.
“We’re excited to have GM as a partner. They share the same vision regarding the customer and consumer experience at the dealerships,” UVeye CEO Amir Hever stated. “GM has the largest dealer network, with over 4,000 dealerships, which is the largest and most significant for us as UVeye.”
GM has made the know-how accessible to buy for its dealership community to improve automobile inspection programs in service lanes. Use of the know-how won’t be necessary, stated Dave Marsh, GM’s technical integration engineer.
“Here’s the plan. Once they see it and they hear their peers talking about it, I think it’s going to take care of that itself. They’re going to want to adopt it,” Marsh stated. “We’re on a journey, and certainly, I think we can get to some critical mass in a relatively short period of time.”
Dealers can count on to pay a month-to-month service payment of “a few thousand dollars” for the know-how, Hever stated.
Marsh stated some sellers are already utilizing it and have discovered it helpful.
“It’s amazing the difference it’s making from the customer experience,” Marsh stated. “By the time we’re done, I think we’re gonna mark this day, and I think we’re gonna say ‘They started to change the way customers are treated on the service line.’ ”
GM is the fourth automaker to spend money on UVeye, becoming a member of Toyota, Hyundai and Volvo.