MJB Automotive Solutions launches in the UK with AI inspection technology
18 January 2021 - MJB Automotive Solutions, a consultancy and training company specialising in used vehicle retailing, has launched in the UK with PAVE technology - the UK’s first AI-based Inspection tool that appraises vehicles in real-time.
Founded by Marcus Blakemore who has over 20 years’ experience in the automotive industry, MJB Automotive Solutions will offer tailor-made remarketing, refurbishment and retailing expertise to OEMs, contract hire companies, rental operators and fleet managers wanting to save money in the used vehicle retailing and supply chain management process.
Developed in Canada, PAVE, is an open API self-inspection solution that turns any phone into a professional inspector in one click. It enables customer guided professional inspections and extensive inspection reports that are can be fully integrated within businesses and their current technology.
With Covid-19 significantly impacting upon the automotive industry, Marcus believes it has accelerated the move to digital vehicle inspections and PAVE will revolutionise the way vehicles are inspected and sold.
Marcus says, “Social distancing laws and reduced travel has created new challenges for the remarketing sector especially when it comes to completing field-based inspections. However, the move to digital remarketing had already started to gather pace but the pandemic has only acted to fast-track this trend.
“We can offer fleet and remarketing decision-makers the latest in automotive solutions, our IA-based real-time inspection software is just one example of how we can develop efficiencies and save them time and money.”
Throughout his career, Marcus has gained considerable insight into the inner workings of vehicle remarketing, used vehicle retailing, electric vehicles, vehicle inspection and refurbishment.
His expertise in both digital and traditional used vehicle marketing platforms propelled him to discovering PAVE and its potential advances in the used vehicle sector.
Marcus adds: “I believe PAVE is the digital future of vehicle inspections and this has been borne out during testing. Feedback has been incredibly positive, with many commenting on the simplicity, speed and ease of this. PAVE will offer convenience for the customer, saves time and money for the business and helps eliminate human error.
“Each inspection takes approximately three minutes to complete. By just aiming the device camera towards the vehicle, drivers take images in-line with where PAVE tells them to. Every angle is covered and at the end of each inspection, a detailed report on the condition of the vehicle along with any damages or repairs required is uploaded onto the fleet operator’s servers.
Remarketers and dealerships have had to adapt, push through and survive the pandemic and PAVE offers such an opportunity to continue to operate efficiently.”
For more information go to www.mjbautomotivesolutions.co.uk.