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Manheim Introduces Next Inspect, the Industry’s Most Capable Self-Inspection Solution for Commercial Consignors
Next Inspect puts the power of Cox Automotive in the hands of automakers, captive lenders and fleet owners to help them capture vehicle condition and make more informed vehicle decisions.

ATLANTA – May 24, 2023 – Next Inspect, a new and innovative mobile application from Manheim, enables anyone—from dealers to fleet drivers and even consumers—to easily and confidently capture a vehicle’s condition. The resulting report, complete with Fyusion’s AI-powered imaging, can help commercial consignors drive confident business decisions and guide the next steps in the vehicle’s lifecycle. Designed to solve numerous client pain points in today’s automotive landscape, Next Inspect eases the inherent friction in today’s off-lease processes and gives fleet owners needed visibility into the condition of their inventory.

“The beauty of Next Inspect is in its simplicity and ease of use—which we achieved while still giving clients everything they need to make informed vehicle decisions,” said Zach Hallowell, senior vice president of Manheim Digital at Cox Automotive. “Next Inspect can truly be used across the spectrum of the automotive industry, and we look forward to putting this powerful tool into our clients’ hands.”

Already used by two major commercial clients for their off-lease programs, Next Inspect has proven to be useful in helping dealers, as well as consumers, conduct accurate inspections and generate detailed reporting.

How Next Inspect Works:

Users are taken through the inspection via a simple questionnaire and guided image capture. This process then instantly generates an excess wear and use estimate, eliminating the mystery on excess guidelines and preventing surprise bills long after vehicle turn in. Not only can this help improve lessee relationships, but it may also result in greater brand loyalty.­­­

The app will also automatically create a wholesale-ready condition report, complete with condition grade (certification required), that consignors can use to immediately remarket the vehicle in the Manheim Marketplace. By not having to account for a separate inspection process before wholesale, users gain major efficiencies—selling the vehicle faster and accruing less holding costs.

Next Inspect can be used “out of the box” to help clients immediately start managing their vehicles better, but it can also be customized to meet their unique needs. Clients can customize the question set to get critical details important to their businesses, adjust the Excess Wear & Use tables to comply with specific guidelines, as well as tailor the look of the app to reflect their brand.

Whether customized or out of the box, the core of this powerful self-inspection solution is fueled by the industry’s leading AI imaging technology from Fyusion, which sees the vehicle in 3D much like the human eye. 360° vehicle captures produce merchandising-ready imagery, along with the ability to zoom into specific areas of a vehicle for the most detailed analysis. With billions of vehicle images produced thus far, Fyusion’s AI-powered vehicle capture technology is already one of the most mature and trusted solutions in the automotive industry.

The Fyusion technology also includes proprietary machine learning algorithms that will ultimately deliver what aims to be the industry’s most trusted automated damage detection. Images captured by Next Inspect are continuing to train the AI damage detection model, just like all the Fyusion-powered handheld and fixed imaging across the Manheim Marketplace, which will make it even easier for anyone to quickly and consistently capture vehicles’ conditions.

Clients who are interested in learning more about Next Inspect can visit this webpage or reach out to their Manheim representative.

About Cox Automotive
Cox Automotive is the world’s largest automotive services and technology provider. Fueled by the largest breadth of first-party data fed by 2.3 billion online interactions a year, Cox Automotive tailors leading solutions for car shoppers, automakers, dealers, retailers, lenders and fleet owners. The company has 25,000+ employees on five continents and a family of trusted brands that includes Autotrader®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital™ and vAuto®. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta-based company with $22 billion in revenue. Visit or connect via@CoxAutomotiveon Twitter,CoxAutoInc on Facebook or Cox-Automotive-Incon LinkedIn

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