Autonomous driving is one of the big topics of the future. Until the latest 2025 the vollautonomous wave roll, all manufacturers are doing research in this direction. Semi-autonomous vehicles can already be bought today, but the responsibility is still borne by the driver. That NEVS wants to be there with the first new generation of vehicles, which should be fully networked, is not really a surprise.
But, in the tradition of Trollhättan vehicles, there is a story behind it. What made a Saab in the past? It was always the little idiosyncrasies that made a Saab better and different. There was the driver-oriented cockpit - at a time when other manufacturers were still building dashboards in the literal sense. The asymmetrical speedometer, the ingenious nightpanel, the automatic seat heating, the active headrest. Small innovations that made life with a Saab special and could put a smile on the face of its owner.
People: Anna Haupt develops the self-propelled electric car at NEVS
NEVS could enter this tradition of peculiarities. The Swede Anna Haupt will strengthen the development team in the future and will work in the field of self-propelled electric cars. The industrial designer has the potential for special creativity and maybe even the lunatic factor, as Saab once said.
Together with Terese Alstin she developed the invisible bicycle helmet and founded the startup hövding, The invisible helmet functions like an airbag, deployed by two sensors controlled in the event of a fall or rollover, and protects the head more completely than a conventional helmet. The neck / neck area and the back of the head are also protected by Anna Haupt's innovation.
As in a black box, the Hövding helmet stores the data immediately before and during the impact. The evaluation of the accident data at the headquarters in Malmö refines product development and improves protection. The innovation from southern Sweden has already been nominated as a finalist for the European Inventor Award 2014 and for other prizes.
Anna Haupt's commitment to NEVS is more than just a personality, and she's curious about products from Trollhättan. Creativity, designing other and better solutions has been part of the DNA of Stallbacka engineers in the past. It seems that NEVS wants to continue this tradition with Anna Haupt. But until we can see the first result, time will pass. NEVS is (still) a small newcomer, the way to the first finished product will be a challenge. Anna Haupt expects 5 years of development.
People: Jörgen Schribe CFO at NEVS
From a personal point of view, there is still a message from Trollhättan. Another new addition was published last week by NEVS. Jörgen Schribe becomes new CFO at NEVS and succeeds Ove Eriksson, who will lead the Chinese business as CFO in the future. NEVS is thus hiring another top manager, who previously worked for Volvo Trucks and Volvo Cars.