Skoda is to start a car sharing scheme in Poland under the brand name Omni.

Pol-Mot Auto, a Skoda dealership in Poland, will operate the service locally. Piotr Maj, Škoda Digitalisation Manager, said: "With car-sharing continuing to gain momentum as a means of convenient and affordable transportation we are looking to meet this demand with innovative mobility as a service offerings. With the Omni programme, we were able to quickly go to market with a new Skoda-based car-sharing service by using the Ridecell new mobility platform."

Ridecell,  based in Novi, Michigan, is a global car- and ride-sharing platform. The Omni service allows consumers to pick up and drop off Skoda vehicles at parking stations throughout the Warsaw metropolitan area.

Consumers can easily sign up for the Omni service with a simple app-based registration process that takes just minutes and then use the Omni app to instantly access all available vehicles in the service. Ridecell developed the Omni-branded application and powers the back-end operations of the service.

The Omni service will take full advantage of the Ridecell platform including end-to-end automation, instant driver verification, payment processing, demand/supply balancing and custom analytics. The Omni-branded app and all operational features are fully localised in Polish.