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How LPR is Helping with Auto Recalls

Since 2000, 679 million vehicle and equipment recalls have been issued by Original Engine Manufacturers (OEMs). On average, only 60-75% of these recalls are actually completed.[1] When an auto manufacturer launches a recall, they often start with mail campaigns using public data and vehicle sales records. This can be successful with newer vehicles and those that haven’t changed owners – these are the easiest vehicles to find. However, older models and vehicles that have changed hands are harder to track down, and traditional mail campaigns using vehicle owner records typically aren’t successful. This is where license plate recognition (LPR) can

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The Challenges of Auto Recalls

Finding Vehicle Owners A number of factors present challenges when it comes to completing a repair on a recalled vehicle part. One of the greatest ones lies with the seemingly basic step of locating the vehicle. Why is this so difficult?  Address data decays at a rate of 2% a

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How Data and Innovation Are Solving Auto Recall Challenges

In October last year, we hosted our first-ever DRN Virtual Showcase, which brought together experts from across the auto recall industry to discuss how effective and creative use of data and communication can improve auto recall completion rates. Our panelists included:  Angel Preston – Formerly Director, Safety, Alliance for Automotive

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Employee Spotlight: Kristi Flores

Questions 1. What makes you proud to work at DRN? I love how much we support each other. We work together as a team and we are able to get many different perspectives on everything we do. It really contributes to our team’s successes and enables us to help our

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Powerful Stories of LPR Data in Insurance & Other Investigations

DRN’s first-ever Virtual Showcase brought together experts from across the auto industry to discuss perspectives, trends and best practices for using license plate recognition (LPR) data to solve various challenges and drive success. One section of the agenda focused on the auto insurance piece of the industry, specifically on how

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Lenders Use a People-Centric Approach Through Pandemic

At DRN’s Virtual Showcase in October 2020, we hosted leaders from across the auto lending industry to discuss how their organizations weathered the COVID-19 pandemic. Our team of experts included: Danielle Arlowe – SVP, American Financial Services Association (AFSA) Chuck Blommaert – VP Loan Servicing, Flagship Credit Acceptance Anthony Capizzano

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Why Elevate the Agent? Rewarding Loyalty and Results

DRN prides itself on our strong partnerships with our affiliates. Without them, the continuous stream of license plate recognition (LPR) scans that fuel the auto recovery industry runs dry. Our affiliate team focuses time and effort on building relationships with our agents to ensure they have the technology, resources and

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UCW Recap: Opportunity Through Chaos

At Used Car Week 2020, I talked with Zach Hallowell from Manheim Digital Solutions about both the challenges and opportunities we observed and experienced across the auto lending and repo industries during COVID-19. One key factor we discussed was how much the pandemic has changed buyer behavior. Zach talked about

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Employee Spotlight: Tyler Arrington

Questions 1. What do you like most about working at DRN? What I like most about working at DRN is the atmosphere of growth. Whether that’s in our team, the products we offer, or even our clients’ needs and the industry itself. We are always asking ourselves how we can

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Bridging the Gap: How LPR Can Work for BHPH Dealers

The buy here pay here (BHPH) market has traditionally relied on GPS to find vehicles with defaulted loans. Unfortunately, it’s become relatively easy for borrowers to tamper with or disengage GPS systems, making them only somewhat effective in tracking down vehicles. This is where license plate recognition (LPR) technology comes

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