Car-Tech of the Future: ŠKODA AUTO DigiLab and Volkswagen IT services kick off ‘i-mobilothon’

Pune: ŠKODA AUTO DigiLab India today announced the launch of i-mobilothon, an event in collaboration with Volkswagen IT services. i-mobilothon offers an inclusive, agile and multi-disciplinary collaborative environment for creative minds and passionate code developers to leverage their skills in building prototypes that drive real business impact at scale. The contest is open to teams from start-ups, as well as university students across India who possess a knack for innovation and disruptive technology. The event will also be open to employees of Volkswagen group companies in India.

Commenting on the event, Mr. Gurpratap Boparai, Managing Director, ŠKODA AUTO Volkswagen India said, “ŠKODA AUTO DigiLab is responsible for growing our core business of mobility through innovative digital solutions. It is my strong conviction that the right environment is a key empowering influence for young and innovative minds to come together and be the torch-bearers of progress. With this platform, we look forward to enabling an array of solutions around mobility and IT.”

The 14-week long hackathon will be held online in two stages 1. registration and submission and 2. solution development (prototype). Contestants will have the option to choose between scenarios that echo future car connectivity, customer experience, business digitization, pre-sales and post-sales challenges driven by artificial intelligence, augmented reality and data analytics. The last date for submission of entries is 30th July 2021. The hackathon will conclude in the last week of September 2021 after two evaluation levels and the final prototype demo.

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