The startup nation’s UVeye has revolutionized vehicle security checks as well as car inspections.
What started as a security method to readily detect weapons, bombs, illegal drugs and other contraband in cars has now become an advanced system that automatically checks vehicle for even the tiniest imperfections.
The Israeli company UVeye uses artificial intelligence and proprietary hardware to set a new standard for vehicle inspection.
The company’s first line, which is now being used worldwide for Homeland Security and Defense, quickly and easily detects and identifies dangerous or foreign objects in the undercarriage of vehicles.
Founded in 2016 by brothers Amir and Ohad Hever, UVeye was inspired when Hever realized the poor inspection processes used by security personnel when he entered the parking lot of Israel’s Ministry of Economy and Industry in Jerusalem.
Today, the company’s advanced inspection systems are installed at embassies, military bases, ports and more to detect bomb and drug smuggling as well as other dangerous items.
Its latest innovation is the “Atlas 360° system.” It automatically inspects the outside of vehicles “using advanced technologies that include proprietary hardware combined with machine learning and computer-vision algorithms,” according to UVeye’s website. It is able to detect a wide variety of mechanical issues and any damage to the outer frame of a vehicle, even the smallest dents and scratches, as well as the tires, within seconds of inspection.
The innovation uses high-resolution cameras that capture thousands of images during a 360° scan of the exterior of any vehicle. It is able to discover post-production damage as well as missing components.
The system will be used for quality control of vehicles before they leave the production line. It can also be used by car rental companies to find damage that occurs while a car is out on the road.
The company said that the automated process improves accuracy and standardization of inspections and reduces resources.
“Our new deep-learning technology will dramatically change how car makers, their suppliers, dealers and major fleet operators inspect vehicles,” Amir Hever, UVeye’s CEO, said, according to PRNewswire. “We currently are working with a number of vehicle manufacturers to provide inspection systems on assembly lines and at dealerships around the world.”
UVeye’s advances are “revolutionizing the Automotive industry,” according to its website.
The company is presenting its latest innovation at 2020 International CES, an event where innovations are presented to the global audience, in January.