Skoda Auto has founded its fourth DigiLab unit in Pune, India. Skoda Auto DigiLab India will support the core business of Skoda Auto Volkswagen India by developing digital and mobility solutions.
In addition, a dedicated Software Development Centre has been established by Volkswagen IT Services India in Gurugam and Pune to support Skoda Auto’s IT requirements globally and develop digital solutions. The services as well as digital and mobility solutions developed by the two new organisations will benefit all Volkswagen Group brands in India.
Skoda Auto CEO Bernhard Maier said: “India is among the innovation drivers when it comes to digitalisation. The majority of our customers expect tailor-made mobility services and seamless connectivity in the car. This is exactly what we are undertaking at our new DigiLab in partnership with local high-tech companies.”
Skoda Auto DigiLab India will develop mobility solutions and services – always striving to offer real added value for the customer, Gurpratap Boparai, managing director of Skoda Auto Volkswagen India, said.
Skoda Auto DigiLab India will be working with the car manufacturer’s innovation hubs in the Czech Republic, Israel and China.
The dedicated Software Development Centre with offices in Gurugram and Pune has been set up as part of Volkswagen IT Services India. It is also taking advantage of the country’s IT potential, supporting the IT departments of both Skoda Auto and Volkswagen Group.
The centre develops program applications and digital solutions that create diverse customer experience for car buyers in India and is working for all of the Volkswagen Group brands present on the Indian market.