Connectivity: New services and enhanced user experience with AI-based voice recognition

› Improved in‑car experience: always online, Functions on Demand and integration of ChatGPT into the Laura voice assistant
› Updated MyŠkoda app: even better connection between car and smartphone for the new Octavia, including lock/unlock function and many other features
› Convenient online services: Pay to Park, Pay to Fuel and Traffication

Mladá Boleslav, 14 May 2024 – The new Octavia is compatible with the latest version of the MyŠkoda app and offers numerous mobile online services and infotainment apps such as Pay to Fuel and Pay to Park. The AI‑powered chatbot ChatGPT will be integrated into the Laura voice assistant later in 2024 to further enhance the in‑car experience.

Permanent internet connection, numerous online features and ChatGPT

The Octavia’s permanent internet connection enables convenient over‑the‑air updates, online-based route planning and numerous services from Škoda Connect, including the Infotainment Online and Care Connect packages, which include Proactive Service and Remote Access services. The infotainment also features Weather, News, Traffication, Calendar, and Offers, while additional colours and functions for the ambient lighting will be available as Functions on Demand. The Octavia’s infotainment system will again feature Online Map Update and Online Traffic Information. The AI‑based ChatGPT software will be added to the digital voice assistant Laura later this year. Its capabilities will be continually enhanced, enabling Laura to answer general knowledge questions and to control the vehicle’s functions even more precisely. ChatGPT does not gain access to any vehicle information or personal data. All interactions with the chatbot are subsequently deleted to ensure maximum data protection.

Škoda Octavia Sportline

Škoda Octavia Sportline

Features that make life easier

The new Pay to Fuel app enables drivers to pay via the car’s infotainment system at selected petrol stations. This service is currently available in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg and Switzerland, and its network is still expanding. Another feature is Pay to Park, an application that shows free parking spaces in the MyŠkoda smartphone app or on the infotainment display, guiding customers to a parking space and enabling them to conveniently pay with a few clicks. Pay to Park is currently available in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. The Traffication app provides drivers with up‑to‑date traffic information. Customers awaiting delivery of a new Škoda Octavia can follow the progress of their car’s production at the click of a button using the new Track & Explore feature.

Škoda Octavia

Škoda Octavia

Numerous functions with the refreshed MyŠkoda app

The latest version of the MyŠkoda app features a broad range of connectivity options and a refreshed design based on the current Škoda CI. The app enables customers to lock and unlock the Octavia via their smartphone, display the vehicle’s current position, activate the honk and flash function or find a parking space. Owners can use the app to access driving statistics and transfer destinations and routes to the car’s infotainment system.

Škoda Octavia Combi

Škoda Octavia Combi

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