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Jaguar Land Rover Extend Automated Optical Vehicle Inspection Systems Partnership

Over the last seven years, DeGould has worked with Jaguar Land Rover, providing automated vehicle inspection solutions both at their plants and in their supply chain. Currently, DeGould have systems installed at JLR’s three main plants. Jaguar Land Rover has recently made a further commitment to extend the DeGould partnership.

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) was an early adopter of the DeGould technology, with the first Auto-scan system being installed at their plant in Solihull, UK. This technology now forms the primary aspect of their inspection process, and has been extended through their supply chain at ports, and as far as the global dealers with the use of the DVM app.

Since the first Auto-scan installed at JLR, DeGould has developed their Auto-compact system. This solution focuses on the inspection requirements facing OEMs today. The Auto-compact, by name, has a smaller footprint; at OEM facilities, space is a premium. As well as offering a smaller footprint, cars can drive through the system without stopping. In addition, the system can be placed over the production line and work in sync with the conveyor.

Within DeGould’s automated vehicle inspection solutions, the patented combination of structured lighting, bright field and dark field technology allow intelligent AI algorithms to identify defects on the scanned vehicle. Within the dashboard, the defect finder can be viewed as part of the vehicles digital passport.

Dan Gould, founder of DeGould, said, “Our AI is extremely capable, but it can only pick up what it can see. If we were to use a 5MP image, we would miss important details; using a 61MP image, as we get from the Sony Alpha 7R IVs, we can capture every necessary detail. Irrespective of the car color being scanned, we’re able to maintain ultra-high image quality. Using cameras with full-frame sensors provides higher quality images, permitting a more accurate AI response and high-quality damage detection.”

As well as JLR, both Bentley and Daimler AG have recently extended their existing DeGould agreements beyond 2021, with plans for further systems throughout their operations. OEM customers include Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley, Daimler, Ford, Toyota, Rolls Royce and Lamborghini.

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