Autosphere sets up a 100% remote vehicle trade-in service

Anton Fert
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Autosphere sets up a 100% remote vehicle trade-in service

In order to always better serve its customers and offer a smooth and efficient experience, Autosphere, the leading automobile distributor and brand of the Emil Frey France Group, announces the implementation of a 100% remote recovery service thanks to a strategic partnership with Tchek, a specialist in vehicle inspection and remarketing using AI. Addressing a key moment in the customer journey, the trade-in of the old vehicle, this partnership makes it possible to innovate and manage this process completely remotely simply.

An intuitive, fast and precise trade-in estimate

The year 2023 was marked by a remarkable increase in online vehicle trade-in/exchange requests from individuals, with a 50% share of requests on Recognizing the evolution of consumer behavior, Autosphere has set itself the goal of responding with user experience and innovation in mind. To support individuals who are unable to travel to a dealership, Autosphere provides them with a 100% remote trade-in service (from making an appointment to transporting the vehicle). This new service was created thanks to Tchek’s fully digitalized inspection solution. The web application, based on artificial intelligence through images, offers the customer the opportunity to remotely inspect their used vehicle.

This inspection detects the damage and its severity, assesses the repair costs and issues a complete report to the Autosphere network trade-in advisor. This process is activated when the customer selects the remote trade-in service on The customer is then contacted by a recovery advisor to explain the steps. He then receives a link to the web application to carry out the remote inspection. After analyzing the inspection report and market trends, the advisor establishes a firm trade-in offer which he submits to the customer during an online meeting. Once the offer has been accepted and signed by the customer, a partner conveyor collects the vehicle at the planned location (home, workplace, etc.). Payment is triggered and occurs within 48 hours maximum.

Autosphere's customer expertise combined with Tchek technology promises users a more assisted, precise and secure trade-in process.

The Emil Frey France group and Autosphere are delighted with this decisive step forward , marking a significant step towards a future where online trade-ins are not only efficient, but also set new standards in customer experience. After an initial deployment on used vehicles, the Group is considering deploying Tchek solutions also for on-site trade-ins and leasing.

Hervé Miralles, President of the Emil Frey France Group, expressed the company's commitment to strengthening its presence in cash and outright buybacks: “The integration of the Tchek solution into our vehicle valuation process supports our strategy of transformation of customer experience and automotive distribution. With this innovative technology, we aim to professionalize online recovery and secure our customers on this service. We plan to double our remote recovery over the year 2024."

For Léa Chevry, co-founder and CRO of Tchek: "By choosing Tchek, Autosphere is improving the efficiency of its online recovery process for the greater good of its customers and its distribution network. Autosphere trade-in advisors thus have greater assurance of the condition of the vehicle, thus eliminating unpleasant surprises on both sides."  

About Tchek      

Founded in 2016 by Anton FERT and Léa CHEVRY, Tchek simplifies the inspection and remarketing of vehicles by relying on its proprietary artificial intelligence technologies. Tchek develops solutions adapted to the needs of automotive and mobility professionals. Among these, vehicle inspection assisted by AI, which detects damage, its severity, assesses repair costs and publishes a complete report. A technology accessible via API or white label to carry out AI-assisted inspections remotely or on site. Tchek Remote Inspection has more than 95% user satisfaction and a detection rate of up to 90%. Since its creation, Tchek has carried out more than 3 million inspections and analyzed more than 300 million images.

Today, Tchek’s ALTO AI technology is available in 13 countries, making the company one of the European leaders in AI-assisted digital inspection. Our technology by clicking here. And for more information

About Autosphere

Autosphere is the commercial brand of the leader in vehicle distribution in France, Emil Frey France. It offers more than 15,000 new and used vehicles for purchase (online or in dealership), tailored financing and insurance solutions, vehicle trade-in services and simplified maintenance management. With a network of more than 250 car/motorcycle dealerships in France, distributing more than 29 “manufacturer” brands, Autosphere aims to be the trusted partner of every motorist to buy, sell and maintain their vehicle with complete peace of mind. Official website:

About the Emil Frey France Group

Emil Frey France, leader and driving force in vehicle distribution in France, operates in the fields of automobiles and agricultural equipment. Its activities are spread across several sectors: automobile and motorcycle distribution (Autosphere and its network), its core business, the distribution of industrial vehicles (Kertrucks Group), the wholesale and retail trade of spare parts for origin and independent (Dispro, FLSA, Flauraud, Barrault), the design of spare parts (MGA), the reconditioning of used vehicles (CRVO) and the distribution of agricultural equipment (Bretagri). He is the official importer of the Mitsubishi Motors, Subaru and TVS brands on the French market. It has sold in France, in 2022, a little more than 227,554 new and used vehicles in its retail branch and its consolidated turnover (IFRS) amounts to €4.9 billion. The group represents more than 10,000 employees. Official site:

Emil Frey France is the French subsidiary of the Emil Frey group.

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