Škoda to Unveil its Newest Car in Israel
Earlier this week, the Czech automaker announced it is expanding its footprint in Israel through collaborations with three Israel-based auto tech startups
The Škoda Scala will be built on the MQB A0 platform and is designed to be a bit longer and wider than its predecessor, Škoda Rapid. The new model will feature a constant internet connection and a new infotainment system, according to the company website.
Anagog develops artificial intelligence technology that can track drivers and predict their needs based on data from their mobile phones. Chakratec develops a kinetic battery device, which stores energy using a flywheel instead of relying on chemical compounds like in lithium-ion batteries. UVeye develops machine learning and computer vision technology for automatic external inspection of vehicles.
“Our growing engagement in Israel gives us better access to future technologies,” Škoda’s Chief Digital Officer Andre Wehner said in a company statement. “We scout mature technologies and test them through strategic partnerships to apply the most innovative mobility solutions.”According to Škoda, 300 correspondents from 22 countries are set to attend Thursday's unveiling, as well as 100 Škoda personnel and distributors.