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Nationwide Uses New Technology to Speed Up Automobile Hail and Dent Repair

April 23, 2015

Automated Mobile Hail Estimating provides more accuracy and speed

Columbus, Ohio - In the aftermath of an auto hail claim, one of the most frustrating matters to deal with is the waiting and wondering. Nationwide has found a way to put customers’ minds at ease by introducing a quicker and more accurate way to estimate hail damage—Automated Mobile Hail Estimating. The program was piloted last year after a catastrophic event and will be rolled out across the country as an optional service in the coming months. Nationwide is the first carrier to implement this program as part of its claims strategy.
“This is a game-changing innovation that could significantly set the standard for how the industry identifies and estimates hail damage,” said Patrick Burnett, Nationwide associate vice president of material damage claims. “Our goal is to make the vehicle repair process as painless as possible by providing our customers with quick, accurate vehicle repair information on their time.”

The technology uses a number of state-of-the-art high-definition cameras and proprietary software to provide a number of advantages, including:

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