The world’s first app for iOS which is able to recognize the cars

The world's first app for iOS which is able to recognize the cars


Not so long ago we told you about the Car.<url> for buying and selling cars. With the latest update the program has become not only unique in its kind, but all over the world: the app became the first where you can recognize the cars with your smartphone or tablet, and with surprising accuracy.

For this, the researchers trained a neural network “Yandex” (bought the Car.ru in 2014) in the six millions of photos of real cars. They’ve got an app that recognizes not only the brand but also model cars on an expert level. We decided to see how it works.


To recognize the car, no need to download anything extra: on the start screen of the Car.<url>” you just need to choose the appropriate option to take a picture of the car and press the OCR process. After that, the image is sent to the “cloud” neural network “Yandex”, is detected for 300 milliseconds, and then the result is displayed on the screen.

The world's first app for iOS which is able to recognize the cars The world's first app for iOS which is able to recognize the cars

Conveniently, the app also shows the average cost of this car on Cars.<url>. And no matter how you photograph and from what angle — neural network is well trained and recognize almost machine profile. Even if photos of a few cars, they seem to realize what it is you want to recognize.


The world's first app for iOS which is able to recognize the cars

We tested this function long and hard, and a couple of times we managed to trick the neural network, giving Volkswagen Jetta for BMW first series. But then in the picture was a serious overexposure, and such inaccuracy is not surprising, can see for yourself.

The world's first app for iOS which is able to recognize the cars The world's first app for iOS which is able to recognize the cars

Now A Car.<url> is actively using neural networks: for example, artificial intelligence learns to identify broken cars, even if such information is missing in the ad. In addition, the networks learn to identify the most attractive picture of the car and show it in the ad list.

Us is no surprise, but here, the developers really pleased. “Play” can free — download the app from the link below. Available for Android.

Title: Auto.<url>
Publisher/developer: AUTO.EN Holding
Price: Free
In app purchases: No
Compatibility: Universal app
Link: Set

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