Israeli company Matter selected to help Skoda battle coronavirus
Matter utilizes 3D technology to create interactive digital property tours, serving commercial and residential real estate as well as the hospitality and travel business
Matter utilizes 3D technology to create interactive digital property tours, serving commercial and residential real estate as well as the hospitality and travel business.
Skoda, in collaboration with Champion Motors, runs a technology incubator in Israel named Skoda DigiLab which among other things works to identify promising cyber and autonomous car technologies. Due to the coronavirus crisis, Skoda held a special hackathon which included teams from China, India, Europe, and Israel. The goal of the hackathon was to find solutions for various challenges brought about by the pandemic, for example, how to purchase and deliver vehicles whilst following stringent social distancing measures? What options are there for car buyers to virtually view their dream car? And what role will digital mobility services play in the future?
According to Andre Wehner, Skoda Chief Digital Officer, "the current situation has shown that many areas of our lives, on both the private and professional level, can be carried out much more digitally. The current crisis therefore also presents an opportunity for us. 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."