New Technology Promises Faster Car Inspections in Factories
Four seconds sounds awful fast for a car inspection, but a technology company in Israel says it has developed a system that can do just that.
UVeye, a tech start up based in Tel Aviv, says its smart inspectors can drastically shrink the time that it takes car manufacturers to check their vehicles for defects. The system can fully inspect a vehicles in four seconds and can spot defects that are less than a tenth of an inch in size, according to Car and Driver.
The company initially developed the technology for security purposes, to scan cars for bombs. But UVeye quickly realized that it could also be used for vehicle inspections on automaker factory floors. The company announced over the summer that it had raised $31 million in funding, including investments from Toyota and Volvo.
The system draws on cameras, sensors and machine learning to spot defects and predict maintenance needs.
The Lemon Problem for Car Owners
New technology that can streamline manufacturing processes is all well and good, but carmakers should be sure that they are not risking accuracy in favor of speed in car inspections.
It seems like every day some car manufacturer or another is recalling vehicles because of serious defects that pose significant safety risks. Ford Motor Co. recently recalled some 58,000 Focus vehicles over concerns that a fuel tank issue could cause them to stall unexpectedly. Meanwhile, Mazda recently informed some car owners that the wheels may fall off of their rides.
For car owners and lessors in California, that is where the state’s lemon law comes in. The Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act offers some important protections to many owners and lessors who have been stuck with a defective vehicle.
The law requires carmakers to perform certain repairs on vehicles while they are under warranty. If the manufacturer refuses or is unable to fix the problem, it is obligated to buy the car back and compensate the owner or lessor for financing costs and related expenses. The manufacturer also has to pick up the bill for any legal fees that you incur while enforcing your rights.
There is no set number of repair attempts that must be made before the manufacturer must buy back the vehicle. That is why it is important that anyone haggling with a car maker over repairs seek the advice of an experienced California lemon law attorney.
Speak With a California Lemon Law Attorney
If you are a California car owner who has been stuck with a lemon, there are certain steps that you need to take to ensure that you’re covered by the state law. The California lemon law lawyers at the Bickel Law Firm can help.
We have decades of combined legal experience, representing hundreds of clients in defective vehicle cases across the state. Our attorneys can help you understand your rights and options under the law.
Our offices are conveniently located in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. Call us at (888) 800-1983 or contact us online to speak with a California lemon law attorney.