1. VIN Scanners
Remember the old-fashioned process of manually typing a VIN number into an online form in order to retrieve information about the vehicle? Well, with a VIN scanner like Scandit you can retrieve all VIN data with a quick scan using a mobile device or wearable. You can even install this capability into drones or other robots for on-the-fly vehicle identification. In fact, any camera-equipped smart device can be used to run Scandit and retrieve VIN data in a matter of seconds with no manual work required.
2. Smart Code Readers
If you know anything at all about automotive diagnostics, then you’re probably familiar with the conventional OBD1 and OBD2 code readers. These devices used to only provide simple codes that could help you solve mechanical problems, particularly those that cause the Check Engine light to come on. Today, you can get smart code readers like BlueDriver that connect via Bluetooth and provide an abundance of repair information specific to your vehicle.
3. Inspection Scans
Advanced vehicle scanning technologies are making it easier for inspection stations to detect when a vehicle is carrying something illegal or dangerous. jfautomotive.co.uk is specialized in under vehicle inspection systems (UVIS), which aid in the identification of objects that are hidden in a vehicle’s undercarriage. Of course, these capabilities are helping with border control and corporate security, speeding up checkpoint processes and increasing the chances of discovering potential threats.
4. QR Codes for Commercial Vehicles
Many companies have begun putting QR codes on their company vehicles so that people can scan the code to file a complaint about the driver or learn more about the company. This is a convenient replacement for the conventional technique of placing a feedback hotline number on the side of a truck, as you don’t have to dial a number or do anything other than quickly scan a code. Taking a picture of a QR code with your phone only takes a few seconds and the scan can be used to link your device to any website, app, or telephone number almost instantly.
What Will We Be Able to Scan in the Future?
With imaging technology becoming so advanced, it’s easy to imagine a world where anything can be scanned and identified on the spur-of-the-moment. Some experts think we may even be able to scan wristbands to pay for in-store purchases within the next five years.