ŠKODA AUTO applied in 2019 for protection for 94 innovations, which is more than double growth in comparison to 2017. The improvements come from various areas, mostly from technical development and production. In addition to technical innovations, there are numerous Simply Clever elements among patents and utility models. The protected utility model on the list includes a folding scooter for the luggage compartment, special carpets made of hollow fibres or illuminated seat belt locks. Protected technical solutions also include the so-called snake for fixing luggage or cargo in the luggage compartment. New technological solutions have also been introduced in the production area, including a camera system that determines the position of the body before welding with high accuracy.