Cox Automotive Canada released plans for a new vehicle data capture service that will support evolving digital solutions suite of products including Dealer.com websites and MUVIT, a new dealer-to-dealer digital auction platform. The vehicle data capture service will be powered by PAVE, an artificial intelligence driven inspections application in partnership with Discovery Loft.
With the introduction of this service, dealers, OEMs and partners will be supported by a first-class team of data capture specialists for real-time photo capture services across Canada. The new capture application, PAVE, is powered by an innovative, industry-leading AI-driven vehicle inspection software, automating the detailed capture and inspection of a vehicle and allowing teams to deliver accurate, comprehensive vehicle inspections within minutes. These images and the digital insights drawn from them are then integrated effortlessly with Dealer.com websites, and Manheim’s new online auction platform MUVIT for a seamless, connected ecosystem.
“Cox Automotive Canada continues to be at the forefront of innovation, bringing improvements to the Canadian automotive marketplace by delivering insightful industry-leading advancements and technology that drive benefit for our partners,” said Stephanie Turner, director, product and corporate strategy, Cox Automotive Canada. “In partnership with industry innovators Discovery Loft, this new AI-enabled offering continues the digital-first evolution of the Cox ecosystem and enables real-time benefit.”
In addition, the new vehicle capture service will bring the following key benefits to dealers across Canada:
- Dealers will be the sole owners of all data and images captured by the Cox Automotive team of specialists as part of the service allowing them the flexibility to use their images how and where they want
- Dealer.com clients will continue to have the ability to syndicate vehicle listings data to all of Canada’s marketplaces and other platforms as desired by our dealers
- Seamless integrations between Dealer.com websites and Manheim’s MUVIT, inviting dealers to have multi-use of images across connected wholesale and retail solutions further enhancing the Cox Automotive ecosystem
“We are very excited to be launching PAVE in Canada with Cox Automotive Canada. Cox is a great partner and has many use cases that will benefit from PAVE’s integration,” said Brian Steinhauser of Discovery Loft. Steve Southin from Discovery Loft added, “it has been a tremendous journey for Discovery Loft, and I could not be happier with where we have been able to get to in such a short period. We look forward to a long relationship with Cox Automotive Canada”