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Manheim on Pace to Deploy LotVision Technology at 90% of Locations in 3Q
Pilot Program Underway at Two Sites to Expand Capabilities, Provide More Vehicle Data to Clients

ATLANTA, Ga. (July 13, 2021) – In the past year, Manheim has expanded LotVision to include over half of all locations nationwide, enabling more clients to find their cars faster, while saving time and enjoying greater efficiencies. The technology is on track to be fully deployed by September 30 to all remaining sites, minus a handful of sites that don’t compel the need for this tool.  

LotVision is a wireless tracking device placed in a vehicle that helps dealers and transporters accurately locate their vehicles on auction lots to within 10 feet. In addition to location tracking, Manheim recently partnered with Cox2M, the commercial IoT business line within Cox Communications, to launch a pilot program at Manheim Atlanta and Manheim Dallas that offers enhanced capabilities, such as accessing certain types of vehicle data via diagnostic trouble codes and battery health information. The pilot is expected to run through early September, with this added information available to clients before year’s end.   

“Since introducing LotVision, it has proved to be a highly useful tool for dealers.  From the beginning, we envisioned expanding this technology beyond simply vehicle tracking to include accessing valuable data such as battery health and select vehicle diagnostics,” said Bob Grounds, Manheim AVP of Operational Excellence.”  “As our clients continue to look for more detailed vehicle information, we are excited that LotVision will help advance a more transparent marketplace.” 

Offering tracking capabilities for roughly 90% of Manheim’s vehicle inventory, LotVision has become the most visited page on and accessed by approximately 95% of users via a mobile device.  During this past year’s record winter storms, the technology played a significant role, as snow-piled vehicles that were equipped with the technology no longer required VIN scanning.

“LotVision has created operational efficiencies for us and our clients, while improving the overall experience for everyone,” said Tom Wemhoff, general manager at Manheim Southern California.  “Clients tell me that they are saving lots of time by being able to find vehicles on their own without having to walk the entire lot.”

Other clients who have used LotVision over the past six months offered some anecdotal feedback:   

  • “I was able to go right to the vehicle.”  
  • “It’s an easy, fast location finder and accurate.” 
  • “The LotVision mobile app is easy to use and tells you everything you need to locate
             vehicles at a Manheim auction.”  

LotVision is a component of Manheim’s broader focus on creating a more connected client experience.  In collaboration with Cox2M, they developed the GPS tracking hardware that powers LotVision.  Manheim represents the largest LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) commercial IoT network in North America, designed to support greater numbers of connected devices over a larger area.   

Dealer clients are also implementing this solution at their own dealerships, working with Cox2M to implement similar technology to track inventory on multiple lots and get vehicle status insights remotely when lot access is limited. 

About Manheim
Manheim® is the nation’s leading provider of end-to-end wholesale vehicle solutions that help dealer and commercial clients increase profits and efficiencies in their used vehicle operations. Through its physical, mobile and digital sales network, Manheim offers services for decisioning, buying and selling, floor planning, logistics, assurance and reconditioning. Operating the largest vehicle wholesale marketplace, Manheim provides clients with choices to connect and transact business how and when they want. With nearly 6 million used vehicles offered annually, Manheim team members help the company facilitate transactions representing nearly $60 billion in value. Headquartered in Atlanta, Manheim North America is a Cox Automotive™ brand. For more information, visit