sopp+sopp adopts Wondle AI solution

Leading accident management company sopp+sopp has teamed up with damage detection specialist Wondle to launch an AI-powered inspection service for commercial fleets.

Using the latest advances in AI and computer vision, the solution will help create a more proactive inspection model, identifying unreported damage, supporting driver training, and reducing off-hire costs.

Callum Langan, managing director at sopp+sopp, said: “In many fleets unreported damage is only discovered when the vehicle lease ends, resulting in costly off-hire charges or an unexpected repair bill. AI-inspection has an important role to play in helping fleets gain a complete picture of vehicle condition. This technology allows drivers and depot managers to complete regular, quick inspections that paint a realistic picture of fleet condition and support decision-making.”

It takes just three minutes to complete a vehicle inspection and get an instant condition report using Wondle’s AI-powered app. The technology guides the user through the inspection, automatically identifying and categorising damage based on fair wear and tear guidance.

Langan said: “We’re already using the AI-inspection solution to support our fleet customers. One great example is a recent mid-term inspection, where we used the app to inspect 90 vehicles in a single day with excellent accuracy. Wondle identified previously unreported damage on more than 50 of the vehicles, providing individual reports instantly and a full trend report within 24 hours. The app delivered valuable insight to inform repair and driver training decisions without the time and cost implications of a standard inspection.”