AUTHOR
Vít Urban

Connecting Your Car to Your Phone Just Got a Little More Stylish

We recently released a major update to the Škoda Connect app, which serves as the driver's one-stop shop for their entire car.

The mobile application offers a wide range of options in conjunction with the Škoda car, depending on the particular model. The user has a complete overview of his or her car via a smartphone or watch and can also control some of its functionalities. What can such an app do and what challenges did we face? Let's take a closer look.

  • Always ready to use. Before the driver even gets behind the wheel, the air conditioning is running, the route planned at home is lit up on the dashboard and the car is fully charged. He or she can remotely prepare everything for the exact time he or she needs to set off.
  • Locking and unlocking the car. Forgetfulness is no longer an obstacle. The app not only allows you to check whether the car is locked, but also to lock or unlock it remotely if necessary.
  • Warning of unexpected events. If the car alarm is activated, the user will be notified immediately via email or app in case of unexpected events.
  • All your data in one place. The driver can find a record of all journeys and their consumption intuitively organised in the app.
  • Last parking position. Thanks to a feature that makes the car light up and flash, you won't have to search the entire car park.

And much more.

(The app is already available in App Store and Google Play - CS press release)

We faced several challenges in connection with this project. One of the biggest of these was jumping into the LeSS framework. The scaled scrum, consisting of several dozen people, thoroughly tested our ability to communicate and cooperate with Škoda Auto and other companies within the multi-vendor environment. Another challenging task was to find over 40 quality developers in a very short time.


We are currently continuing to expand the functionality and are working together to take the phone and car connection experience to the next level.

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