Spanish car-maker SEAT has launched a mobility platform as it grows its software development centre.
The multimodal mobility platform, Seat MÓ, has been introduced in the home of its digital solutions centre, Barcelona.
The motosharing solution, available for iOS and Android, enables digital operation and management of vehicle fleets.
SEAT said it offers an advanced geolocation system that enables real-time monitoring of all connected vehicles, editing vehicle parking zones and managing user payments.
Furthermore, as it features IoT technology it provides an operator interface that enables users to create and edit dashboards, track data in real time, analyse user behaviour and make forecasts.
The mobility platform follows the creation of a digital solutions centre, SEAT:CODE, launched last year. The car maker said its software development centre demonstrates its ability to continue innovating in mobility despite the uncertainty caused by the global pandemic.
It has worked on some 30 projects for various clients and employed over 85 people including five production line workers retraining as software developers.
SEAT said the centre is committed to promoting diversity as its workforce is staffed by people of 15 different nationalities. It added, in a sector characterised by a considerable gender gap, 20% of its employees are women.
SEAT’s executive vice-president for finance and IT, Carsten Isensee said: “we now have close to 150 professionals, 85 of whom were hired in 2020, who are dedicated to leading the company’s digital transformation and creating digital apps and solutions for our clients.”
The car maker added its goal for 2021 is to establish itself in the market, develop and expand new services for urban mobility. It also aims to continue attracting talent to recruit more professionals to its staff and improve mobility in cities.