Škoda app alerts drivers on wrong-way driving
A new Škoda app alerts drivers if they have inadvertently driven the wrong way down a road.
The new Traffication app, developed in collaboration with Bosch, provides early alerts and vital information on traffic issues and hazards.
A standout feature of the software is a warning sent straight to the infotainment display when a driver attempts to enter a motorway slip road in the wrong direction.
Driving the wrong way on roads is a more common problem than you might think – 26% of drivers surveyed by Škoda admitted to having done so at least once, with 15% of drivers owning up to repeating the error multiple times. And 65% said they had witnessed another driver doing it.
As well as alerting drivers to their own potential mistakes, the new app can also immediately draw their attention to dangers up ahead. With the app in use, the vehicle’s infotainment display notifies the driver when they are set to encounter a traffic hazard on an upcoming stretch of road, for example cars that have broken down.
Further developments will see the app share wrong-way driving alerts with other Škoda vehicles in the surrounding area, as well as displaying messages about weather and road conditions. Drivers will also be able to directly report hazards.
The app is currently compatible with the Columbus system in the Superb, Karoq and Kodiaq and the Amundsen system in the Scala and Kamiq; it will be made available to other models later this year.