Purpose-built automotive visual search app uses computer vision and machine learning
CarStory, the automotive AI platform, announced the launch of CarStory Vision, the first dedicated automotive visual search product for consumers. CarStory Vision uses machine learning to identify vehicles and a patented recommendation engine to help consumers discover their next car.
“One of the biggest problems in the automotive industry is vehicle discovery,” said Chad Bockius, President and CPO, CarStory. “With CarStory Vision, we’ve tapped into the power of machine learning to enable faster, easier and a more enjoyable way to discover vehicles. Visual search also removes significant hurdles in automotive shopping by enabling consumers to experience parts of the shopping journey that previously could only be done on the lot. Starting today, consumers just have to see a car, scan it and start to shop. There is no easier way to discover your next car.”
Early leaders in the visual search field include Pinterest, Google, Amazon and Microsoft including a host of retailers who understand the huge opportunity visual search presents. In 2017, a report by Joz and Moz confirmed that visual search is on the rise, with 27 percent of all searches being for images. With CarStory Vision, users have the first dedicated visual search product in automotive to completely transform car search and shopping.
Trained on over 5.5 billion automotive images, CarStory Vision taps into CarStory’s patented recommendation engine and integrates with CarStory.com for quick search capabilities.
Key features of CarStory Vision include:
- Vehicle Discovery: Combines computer vision and machine learning to visually identify a vehicle, making the street or any parking lot a virtual shopping lot
- Smart Suggestions: Recommendations based on scanned or favorited vehicles
- Virtual Garage: See every discovered car in one place
- Simple Shopping: Quickly find the best deals nearby
CarStory Vision enables consumers to discover their perfect car matches just by walking around. The app is available now for download in the Apple App Store.