Rental Operators Can Use Digital Images to Document Vehicle Condition

ATLANTA -- Agrios Inc.’s automated vehicle imaging and data collection unit captures high-quality digital images of vehicles from almost any location. These images can be used for creating listings for auctions or online remarketing portals, verifying vehicle condition upon return from lease or rental, for managing and certifying insurance claims and for many other purposes.

The system is fully integrated and designed specifically for the purpose of creating vehicle images in a self-contained environment, capable of being delivered to remote locations with limited space, such as dealership lots, mall parking areas and fleet marshalling yards. The automated vehicle imaging and data collection unit is a fully-automated drive through photo studio for automobiles or other vehicles. Inside the patent pending field unit, studio quality lighting and uniform background enable quick creation of high quality digital images that can be used for remarketing or damage identification purposes.

The multiple imaging devices are computer controlled and capture images of the vehicle from many angles simultaneously, reducing process time required for each vehicle. The total time to drive the vehicle in, record images and drive the vehicle out is under 20 seconds. The vehicle stop-time can be as little as one second.

Craig Miller, Agrios chief engineer, stated that "the automated vehicle imaging unit represents a true breakthrough in the development of a technology platform for meeting the increasing demand for high quality digital imaging of vehicles. The unit produces images that can show the smallest scratch or blemish on the exterior surface of a vehicle - in fact you can even see the tread remaining on the tires."

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