ADESA UPSTREAM – Updated and Upgraded!

ADESA NEWS | 2 DEC, 2020

ADESA UK has released new functionality to make it even easier for you to buy stock online whenever you need it.

Trade buyers can now experience our multi-award winning* ADESA Intelligent Vehicle Inspection (IVI) technology on UPSTREAM, the first deployment of mobile-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the UK online auto remarketing sector.

By utilising the machine-learning tech of AI, which can be more accurate than the human eye, we are now able to provide you with granular condition reports — identifying damage down to the slightest scuff!

Also, with physical auction halls closed by the COVID-19 pandemic, more trade buyers have been coming to us to source stock online for their forecourts. So, we’ve been talking with them — and existing customers — to see how we can make our UPSTREAM platform even more user-friendly.

The result is improved functionality and navigation, helping you make more informed decisions on the cars and Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs) you’re buying.

So, what’s new?

ADESA AI Condition Reports

Let’s start with ADESA IVI. It’s already won 2020 industry innovation awards from Business Car and Motor Finance Europe, along with the recent shortlisting for the Green Fleet Awards. So, you don’t have to take our word for just how good it is!

The machine learning power of AI enables us to provide even greater transparency in our condition reports. Just look out for the new ADESA AI eye icon accompanying vehicles on UPSTREAM, and you’ll know they have undergone a rigorous ADESA IVI inspection.

Don’t worry though; we’ve made this cutting-edge tech easy to use. A new interactive help menu featuring pop-up windows explains how to get the most out of this powerful tool.

What makes this feature come alive is the hi-res image gallery with every ding, dent and scratch clearly highlighted in a coloured box and itemised in a condition report.

This greater transparency enables you to make more informed decisions before placing your bids, especially if you’re used to examining a car at close quarters in person. 

ADESA IVI enables you to buy smarter.

Navigation Support

To assist new trade buyers coming onto our ADESA UPSTREAM platform, many buying stock online for the first time, we’ve also taken this opportunity to improve the site’s support features to make it even more intuitive and user-friendly.

New additions include:

  • A guided tour when you first log-on with pop-ups showing you how the site works and where to find everything in your UPSTREAM account
  • An interactive ‘Self-Help’ function explaining key functions, including Browsing Vehicles, Buying Vehicles and Manage Your Account with searchable help content
  • Beacons, in the form of flashing dots, highlight key areas of the site to make sure you don’t miss out on anything

See for yourself how the updated ADESA UPSTREAM digital solution can help you and your business buy cars online the faster, smarter, and easier way. Call us on 0344 2255 477 or email to find out more.

Industry Awards for ADESA AI

2020 Motor Finance Europe Digital Innovation of the Year (Fleet) Award.

2020 Business Car Best Innovation Award

2020 Great British Fleet Event Award for Innovation in Remarketing

2019 Green Fleet Award for Innovation


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