Audatex North America, Inc. recently announced the launch of AudaVIN, an intelligent vehicle identification
system that makes use of vehicle identification number (VIN) data to give
insurance claim representatives, appraisers and collision repair
estimators complete vehicle-specific information recorded by
manufacturers on the production line. Within seconds, Audatex claims, vehicle-specific
content such as model name, standard equipment, engine and transmission
data, as well as all factory-fitted optional equipment, is returned to
the application through a direct connection to vehicle manufacturers.
“This information is critical for the accuracy of total loss fair market
values and calculation of damage repair costs. Better accuracy in
options identification with AudaVIN reduces total loss corrections and
part returns,” said Patrick Schmidlin, vice president of product
management, Audatex North America. “The end result is reduced cycle
times and loss adjustment expenses, as well as improved vehicle owner
“Our goal is to innovate with technology solutions such as AudaVIN that
allow our insurance and repair facility customers to achieve accurate
and expedited claim settlement and vehicle repair.”
Featuring one-click or automatic capabilities, AudaVIN is
designed to yield time savings of up to 20 percent per vehicle
inspection. Plus, the software is fully integrated within Audatex total loss
(Autosource) and estimating systems.
“AudaVIN is an example of best-in-class technology that was developed in
collaboration with our global partners at Audatex. At the same time,
AudaVIN leverages our strong relationships with vehicle manufacturers
worldwide,” said Gary Gumushian, vice president, Audatex North America,
Solera Global Automotive Center.
Many European vehicle makes are already available within AudaVIN in the
U.S., with additional OEM partnerships underway. AudaVIN will also be
available in Canada by August 2011.