[PREMIUM] Is This Project The Dream For Car Owners?
If you are going to buy a second hand car, it is a normal procedure to check how much miles the car traveled, how many owners it had and how it looks. While you check that information, the sales man tries to convince you with beautiful stories of an old lady that was the owner, that the car was inside every night and that the engine is almost new. If you fall for these good stories, it is time to negotiate.
When you drive home with your brand new (second hand) car you always think YOU made the best deal instead of the sales man. You are such a hard nut to crack when negotiations start, right? Maybe it is. But the fun fact is that there is so much fraud with car-data. that all the good stories are most probably made up in order to sell you that car. Of course, that is how sales work, but things may change.
Imagine a service where you check everything about the car you like to buy. Within seconds you see if the car is committed to odometer fraud, maintenance history, if the car was involved in any accidents, if the car is committed to crimes and how many owners the car had. Imagine that you had all these information with one click. Imagine that you can use this accurate information when you start your negotiate. Car prices will be so transparant that all great stories can be left behind.
This user case sounds like it is years away. In fact, a Lithuanian company is working on a service that will bring all providers together. A complex job, because all stakeholders like, insurance companies, governments, police and car owners, are involved.