3 VIN Scanner Benefits that You Need to Know

Every mass-produced vehicle includes a VIN (vehicle identification number) located somewhere on its body. This vehicle number contains key information about the manufacturer’s model of the car. VINs are used for insurance claims, ordering spare parts, and a wide range of other transportation and automotive processes.

Until recently, finding and recording your VIN meant transcribing the number with pen and paper or typing it up on a mobile device or computer. Thanks to advances in AI, machine learning, and especially computer vision, you can now integrate Anyline’s VIN scanning technology in your app or website to have access to a fully mobile VIN scanner.


1. VIN Scanning is Fast & Accurate

Scan Vehicle ID Numbers in an Instant

Anyline’s optical character recognition technology can scan VINs in an instant. It’s been tested against the manual data entry by humans and was found to be 20 times faster. A VIN has 17 characters, so Anyline provides you with a faster comparative scan time when integrated as a VIN scanner into your mobile app, website, or backend IT systems.

This advantage in speed can lead to significant time savings when comparing manual VIN recording using a mobile VIN Scanner app, especially over a large number of vehicle identifications. This net time increase can be used to improve other areas of your business processes and to optimize workflows. It also reduces the resources needed to process VIN data. With mobile scanning applied to your vehicle identification processes, you can say goodbye to handling documentation on paper.

Accurate Vehicle ID Number Scans

In addition to being a time-saving solution for vehicle identification and registration processes, mobile VIN scanning is highly accurate as well. In laboratory tests, Anyline’s mobile scanning technology has a scan accuracy of over 99%, which translates to near-perfect scan results in real-world scenarios. This accuracy also makes the technology more reliable than even the most well-trained and professional technician, especially when you consider the high percentages of human error during manual entry.

2. VIN Scanning is Safe & Secure

Vehicle identification numbers are unique and meaningful codes. For this reason, it’s important to keep records of vehicle identification scans confidential and store them in a responsible manner. If you need safety and security in your processes, Anyline’s VIN scanning tool is the right choice for you.

Anyline keeps all data scans safe until you’re ready to upload it to your backend securely. The VIN scanner app achieves this by processing all scan information directly on your device, without sending any data to the cloud for processing.

This high level of security means that you don’t need to worry about private data being accessed by any kind of third party application or server.

This capability to perform offline scanning also means that you can perform scans whenever and wherever you like. You can take full advantage of Anyline’s edge computing power to operate on a mobile basis with these additional layers of agility and versatility.

Your workforce never has to look for an internet connection to perform a scan. This makes Anyline the perfect tool for VIN scanning as you can scan codes even in remote areas with no access to active data connections.

3. VIN Scanning is Easy to Use

One of the most convenient aspects of using a mobile VIN scanner is how easy it is to pick up and use it. Mobile VIN scanning is simple to perform: Once you’ve located the VIN, you activate the VIN scanner app to get started. Anyline’s VIN scanner has a camera view that features a cut-out area to scan vehicle identification numbers. You just need to line up the VIN in the cut-out area and Anyline automatically scans it. It’s even simpler than taking a photo.

Alongside the cutout, users are also provided with haptic feedback to make sure that scans are performed and completed successfully. This feedback lets you know if the camera is shaking too much, or if you need more light to perform the vehicle scan. This helps to make VIN scanning intuitive and improves the accuracy of results.

Dedicated devices, built only for scanning text and codes, often require extensive and specific training. This can be intimidating to members of the workforce who lack the confidence to handle dedicated devices. Anyline’s mobile VIN scanning solution works on any mobile device and has the feel of a common mobile app. This leads to a much softer learning curve for any workforce and less time to be spent on (re)training, which saves you time and reduces costs.

If you think your business could benefit from integrating VIN scanning into our website or app, contact us today!

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