New app for measuring auto body damage

Feb. 23, 2022
Designed for collision repairers, Dents.co provides reports that repairers can share with their insurance partners to assist in negotiating repair times.

A new app designed to "revolutionize" the collision repair industry launched this week. The app, Dents.co, measures auto body damage by utilizing existing LIDAR technology, providing detailed reports that repairers can share with their insurance partners to assist in negotiating repair times.

The app pairs with technology already present in iPhones and iPads with artificial intelligence (AI) to capture images of the damage. According to a press release from the company, "This groundbreaking technology opens the door to a standardized quoting process for body shops and insurers and promises to uncomplicate the estimating process."

"We are thrilled to bring the capability of measuring auto body damage to the industry," said Jonathan Pyle, founder and CEO, Dents.co, in the press release. "Our app offers a unique service to the auto body repair industry, and we are excited to get it in the hands of collision repairers across the country."

Dents.co is available for download on Apple's AppStore.

How to use the app - 

  1. Scan the panel - Take a picture of the damage and the app will measure it by pairing the iPhone’s LiDAR sensor with the company's AI.
  2. Select the damage - After taking the photo of the damage, simply confirm or redraw the selected damaged areas to receive instant damage measurements. 
  3. Share the data - Enter information about the repair and then share the data as a pdf, image, or a direct link with insurers or customers. 
About the Author

Kayla Nadler | Associate Editor | Vehicle Repair Group

Kayla (Oschmann) Nadler is a former associate editor for the Vehicle Repair Group.

With an education in journalism and public relations, Nadler contributed to Professional Tool & Equipment News (PTEN) and Professional Distributor magazines, as well as VehicleServicePros.com.

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