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SKODA AUTO DigiLab hosts online ‘COVID Mobility Race’ hackathon to benefit the automotive industry

Andre Wehner, ŠKODA AUTO Chief Digital Officer, stated, “The current situation has shown that many areas of our lives, both on a private as well as a professional level, can be carried out much more digitally. For us, the current crisis therefore also presents an opportunity. We would like to make the most of what we have just learned and make use of the existing technical possibilities in order to cater to the needs of our customers even more specifically. This year’s international online hackathon has delivered exciting new approaches and innovative concepts. And the participants’ response has demonstrated that the potential is far from exhausted.”

IT teams and high-tech companies from all over the world took part in ŠKODA AUTO DigiLab’s international hackathon, including teams from Europe as well as from China, India and Israel, where the DigiLab spin-offs are based. There was also a special focus on the IT hotspot Israel: ŠKODA AUTO DigiLab Israel Ltd supported the tech companies from Tel Aviv throughout the competition.

The panel of experts including ŠKODA AUTO Chief Digital Officer, Andre Wehner, and ŠKODA AUTO DigiLabs’ Managing Director, Jarmila Plachá, as well as other specialists voted Israeli company Matter’s project on a virtual showroom to be the best from the ‘COVID Mobility Race’. The victorious team will now be supported by ŠKODA AUTO DigiLab, enabling them to further develop their project.

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Jun 09, 2020 at 05:49

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