UVeye, a developer of automated drive-through vehicle inspection technology, has announced that it has signed a strategic partnership with Hypertec to help drive mass production of UVeye’s vehicle inspection systems. Back in 2022, GM and UVeye announced the development of a strategic collaboration for dealer vehicle inspection equipment. UVeye has also developed partnerships with Volvo, CarMax, and Amazon.
Production of the new UVeye systems will take place at Hypertec’s facilities in Plainfield, Indiana, and Montreal, Canada. The UVeye system consists of three main components, including Helios, which scans vehicle underbody equipment to detect things like frame damage, missing parts, fluid leaks, and exhaust issues; Artemis, which inspects tire quality and can identify things like tire brand, technical specs, air pressure, tread depth, and sidewall damage; and Atlas / Atlas Lite, which can scan a vehicle exterior and detect scratches, dents, sheetmetal quality, and the like.
“Our drive-through inspection systems have consistently demonstrated exceptional performance, detecting 96 percent of existing vehicle problems within seconds, in contrast to less than 25 percent accuracy for traditional manual checks,” said UVeye co-founder and CEO, Amir Hever. “The demand for our technology has grown exponentially since its debut in North America at CES 2020 with hundreds of car dealerships, auction houses and fleets eagerly awaiting our increase in production. We are confident that partnering with Hypertec will propel us to the next level.”
In 2022, GM Ventures, which serves as General Motors’ internal venture capital arm, announced it was investing in UVeye. The company also entered into a commercial agreement with General Motors to explore the expansion of its automated high-speed scanner systems to GM dealers throughout various markets, providing General Motors dealer technicians with the benefits of the UVeye scanner technology. The partnership opened up 4,000 General Motors dealers worldwide to purchase of the new inspection equipment.