TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Jan. 27, 2011 R.C. Hill Deland, Florida Florida
In 2010 ADD applied for a patent on its revolutionary new product that allows consumers with a smartphone to scan a QR code sticker using a free code-reader application and instantly view a vehicle history report with data from the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS). The report includes critical data from states, insurance carriers, junk and salvage entities used to help protect consumers from purchasing a damaged vehicle without knowledge of the vehicle's history. Data obtained from participating states helps prevent fraudulent activities such as Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) cloning and title washing. Stemming from The Anti Car Theft Act of 1992, NMVTIS is a U.S. Department of Justice database that currently contains 87% of all U.S. Department of Motor Vehicle data.
Through links provided with the report, dealers can guide consumers directly to their website and provide additional details such as price, photos, dealership hours and other information necessary to help the consumer make a purchase decision. For the dealership sales force the scanning process is a great icebreaker and provides instant access to federal vehicle history data, which increases consumer confidence in the product and the salesperson. Hill adds, "We've been surprised at how ready the customers are for this technology. We have seen customers take out their smartphones and scan the QR Code, which leads to quality interaction throughout the sales process."
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