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General Motors is using AI to speed up the vehicle inspection process


General Motors is bringing artificial intelligence into the vehicle inspection process. The automaker is making an undisclosed "strategic investment" in Israeli startup UVeye, which makes vehicle diagnostic systems that use sensors and AI to quickly identify damaged parts or maintenance issues. The investment in UVeye was made by GM Ventures, the automaker's venture fund, which also has investments in a variety of other AI-themed startups. As part of the collaboration, GM will sell UVeye's technology to its dealer network to upgrade their vehicle inspection systems. GM will also work with UVeye on a variety of vehicle inspection technology projects involving used car auctions, fleet operations, and automotive dealership sales.

UVeye raises $4.5M to use computer vision to inspect underside of vehicles at security checkpoints


UVeye, an Israeli startup that is building computer vision and machine learning technology to be used to help detect security threats by scanning the underside of passing vehicles, has raised $4.5 million in seed funding. The round was led by Ahaka Capital, with participation from angel network SeedIL. Initially being applied to roadside security -- such as stopping car bombs or drugs smuggling -- UVeye's tech claims to be able to analyse any vehicle from underneath to identify and detect threats that would otherwise be concealed to the human eye, even as it is moving, up to 28 MPH, apparently. It does this using "strategically angled and synchronised hi-res cameras" to build a 360 degree digital model, and says that three seconds after a vehicle passes over UVeye's ground installed device, the system is able to process multiple images to create a 3D model of the undercarriage and provide high resolution full colour visuals to rule out any security risks. This is also where UVeye's combination of vehicle manufacture-supplied data and machine learning kicks in, which can compare and track characteristics of different vehicle models for differentiators, such as weight and part placement.

UVeye's System Can Completely Inspect a Vehicle in Four Seconds or Less


Intelligent machines may not be driving us to the movies yet. But a small Israeli company called UVeye has created a smart-machine inspection service that should help end those nasty damage arguments at the rental-car return counter. "It started out as a smuggling and bomb-detection inspection system," explains CEO Amir Hever. Then it leapt over to the auto industry. Hever tells us that his artificial-intelligence-based system can fully inspect a moving car in three to four seconds for any kind of fluid leak and for dents or defects as small as 0.08 inch.

Computer Vision Startup Plugs Critical Security Hole in Vehicle Inspection NVIDIA Blog


Amir Hever was driving into a government facility a few years ago when he discovered a huge flaw in their security process. As he approached the entrance gate, a security guard dropped to his knees to look underneath his vehicle.

Uveye's New Inspection System Will Scan Your Vehicle Under Four...


An Israel start-up has created an inspection technology based on artificial intelligence to check cars for problems and defects. FREMONT, CA: The Tel Aviv-based Israeli company, UVeye provides high-end solutions for automatic external inspection of vehicles, using advanced technologies. Recently they have introduced a smart-machine inspection service driven by AI. The company raises 31 million USD to expand AI-driven inspection systems since 2017. The new artificial intelligence-based system will thoroughly inspect a moving car in three to four seconds.