An umbrella stored inside the door, an ice scraper or a washer fluid tank with an integrated funnel – these are some of the famous Simply Clever features in ŠKODA cars. But Simply Clever is not limited to the finished products. The factories that produce ŠKODA cars make use of a wide range of clever solutions, some of them unexpectedly simple. These smart solutions come under the concept of Industry 4.0.
The term Industry 4.0 is linked to large-scale automation and robotization of manufacturing, but it also covers the use of all kinds of data that make production simpler, faster and more efficient. Besides modern robots, the term encompasses lots of less obvious solutions that all have one thing in common: they are simple, but their adoption was only made possible by the digital technologies of recent years and the growth of artificial intelligence, or AI. Here are a few examples of the Simply Clever solutions ŠKODA uses.