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RO-RO specialist shipper Wallenius Wilhelmsen has invested in DeGould to accelerate the supply of automated vehicle inspection systems, powered by artificial intelligence.

EVP & COO logistics services at Wallenius Wilhelmsen, Mike Hynekamp said, “We continue to digitise critical components of our finished vehicle logistics processes and the investment in DeGould is an important milestone in our strategy”.

The technology offered by DeGould automates the vehicle inspection process where high resolution images are combined with AI algorithms to deliver full vehicle condition reporting. This leads to a more efficient and flawless inspection process across the full lifecycle of the vehicle.

Over the last eight years DeGould has captured more than 100 million vehicle image sets on behalf of its customers. The latest product, the new auto-compact system, incorporates the AI algorithms and sets new standards for defect detection.

“We believe investing in DeGould creates significant value for our mutual current and future customers by enhancing our capabilities in bringing end-to-end, integrated supply chain solutions to market,” Mr Hynekamp said.

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Ed Jones, CEO at DeGould said, “We are excited by the growth opportunity ahead of us and are especially pleased that Wallenius Wilhelmsen will join us on this journey.

“They have been a really supportive partner and we look forward to working together even more closely to strengthen our leading position in automated vehicle inspections.”

DeGould is a privately held British company founded by Dan Gould that comprises a time of more than 40 experts in engineering, machine learning, computer vision, and software development.

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