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Mitchell partners with Rivian through the signing of a data licensing agreement with the EV manufacturer to provide information on the manufacturer’s vehicles to insurers and collision repairers.
Mitchell has announced that it has recently signed a data licensing agreement with EV manufacturer Rivian, according to a press release.
The company says it is the first in its industry to sign such an agreement with Rivian. It will allow auto insurers and collision repairers to utilize Mitchell Cloud Estimating and Mitchell Cloud Estimating TruckMax to create estimates for any of Rivian’s passenger or commercial vehicles.
“Increasing EV adoption rates have reinforced the need for accurate data on the latest vehicles along with a technology platform built for battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and their unique design differences,” stated Debbie Day, executive vice president and general manager of Mitchell’s Auto Physical Damage division, via the press release.
Additionally, updates have also been added that will provide “only information relevant to BEVs once the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is decoded.” New part and data categories have been introduced as well, making it easier to locate BEV information needed. Industry-standard definitions for EV battery capacity and motor size will also be shown, displayed “on the vehicle selection screen and under the vehicle description detail on the printed estimate.”
These updates, along with Rivian data, will launch in 2023 in Mitchell TechAdvisor and other Mitchell estimation tools.
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