Raise a Hood Division Winner by Twin Cities Business

If you're not an automotive expert, taking your car to the shop can be stressful. Many worry that they are receiving an unfair price or being advised to do unnecessary services. Michael Petersen wanted to take some of the dread and uncertainty out of car maintenance and repair.Petersen started Raise a Hood in 2021 to put more power and confidence into the hands of consumers. The Deephaven company developed an artificial intelligence platform that provides consumers with information, insight, and access to telemechanics-real humans who can answer questions and help diagnose problems.An estimated 200 million Americans drive vehicles not covered...Read Full Article

CBS News: Tips to make your car ready for winter

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Minnesota Company - Hopes to Pioneer AI Car Repair

(FOX 9) - Most of us have been there: something breaks on your vehicle and the mechanic bill is more than you can afford. But now, there's a way to diagnose and fix the problem without ever entering a shop. Using artificial intelligence, a new Minnesota-based startup called Raise a Hood is empowering car owners to do their own repairs while also offering community learnings and virtual consultations with real-life mechanics."We have a lot of people already coming in trying to self-diagnose their car with Google," said Matt Holmen, a Twin Cities mechanic who says the information currently available online is...Read Full Article

Minneapolis St Paul Business Journal: Ex-Ford engineer grows AI startup offering telemedicine for cars

Ex-Ford engineer grows AI startup offering telemedicine for carsRaise a Hood co-founders Michael Petersen, left, and Patrick Nunally Raise a HoodBy J.D. Duggan - Staff ReporterMinneapolis St Paul Business JournalJuly 11, 2023 Michael Petersen received a "dreaded" call from his son. He was stranded on the side of a desert road on the way to California. The car overheated and Petersen, a former engineer at Ford Motor Co., had to help.His son nursed the car to the coast, where Petersen talked to a mechanic about fixing the overheating issue. He was charged $600 to change what Petersen later learned was a $40 part that...Read Full Article