Autonomous driving. Autonomous NEVS EV.

Autonomous driving is one of the big topics of the future. The fully autonomous wave should roll by 2025 at the latest, and all manufacturers are researching in this direction. Semi-autonomous vehicles can already be bought today, but the driver is still responsible. That NEVS also wants to be there with the first new generation of vehicles, which should be fully networked, is not really a surprise.

Active bike helmet by Anna Haupt. Develop autonomous driving at NEVS now
Active bike helmet by Anna Haupt. Develop autonomous driving at NEVS now

But, in keeping with the tradition of vehicles from Trollhättan, there is a story behind them to tell. What made a Saab in the past? It was always the little quirks 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 of the word. The asymmetrical speedometer, the ingenious night panel, the automatic seat heating, the active headrest. Small innovations that made life with a Saab special and that could put a smile on the face of its owner.

People: Anna Haupt develops the self-propelled electric car at NEVS

NEVS could step into this tradition of special features. The Swedish Anna Haupt will strengthen the development team in the future and will work in the field of self-driving electric cars. The industrial designer has the potential for special creativity and maybe even for the “lunatic factor”, as Saab said earlier.

Together with Terese Alstin she developed the invisible bicycle helmet and founded the startup hövding. The invisible helmet works like an airbag, unfolds under the control of two sensors in the event of a fall or rollover and protects the head more completely than a conventional helmet. Because 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 persona and arouses curiosity about products from Trollhättan. Creativity to design different and better solutions has been part of the Stallbacka engineers' DNA in the past. It seems that NEVS would like to continue this tradition with Anna Haupt. It will take some time before we can see the first result. 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.

10 thoughts on "Autonomous driving. Autonomous NEVS EV."

  • That's the way it is. The promise of salvation of autonomous driving - to be a gain in time, quality of life and freedom - will for the most part be absorbed by senseless hectic busyness ...

    The joke here is that legally this will probably not be allowed for a long time at all because the legislature wants to see a captain with duties on the bridge. Someone who at Havarie (as rare as she may be) has his head to hold.

    In addition (aside from the traffic jam), many people find car driving almost meditative. Alone in the car. An undemanding activity where you can let your mind run wild. Valuable moments between family and work. Do I really want to let that take me? Do I really want to stick to total networking every minute of the day and everywhere in the communication and media mill?

  • Yes, the reins out of hand and basic trust in the technology ... (where the human being is often a "control freak" ...)
    And let's not kid ourselves: when people no longer have to worry about driving and traffic, they take care of something else ... mobile games, shopping lists, leisure planning, etc.

  • No, on the contrary, the first “automobiles” looked almost exactly like carriages and were initially based on them technically. They were often referred to as such (motorized carriages).

    The name automobile, on the other hand, should have been saved for a good 100 years, because the Greek self-drive only now seems fully applicable - namely for autonomous vehicles ...

    It seems to me that the step also and especially culturally from today's car to an autonomous to be significantly larger than that of a coach to the first motor coaches.

    The reins completely out of hand - that's a completely different number and will not be for everyone.

  • So I am now so far as to say that a pure combustion engine no longer comes into my house is somehow from yesterday ... just like the horse as a means of transport. (although the latter still has its areas of application 😉)
    Autonomous driving certainly has its meaning because most accidents happen by carelessness, it just can not be carelessness promoted.
    In addition to the carriages of its time, the first automobiles also took some getting used to and were not so reliable ... let's talk more in a few years.

  • The vehicle manufacturers should rather research alternative or environmentally friendly drives ...

  • They can build whatever you want. But we won't have a Nevs. We continue to drive our SAAB “S until absolutely no longer works.

  • That may be too late, many companies have already implemented it already.

  • In the Frankfurt rush hour I would have a need for it. Otherwise not necessarily. Whereby adaptive cruise control is a nice toy ...

  • Autonomous driving is similar to traveling by train - I wouldn't want to!

  • Nice story! It would be nice if something of SAAB survives. And if it's just the way you can shape things differently. But an electric car will never come into my house, at least not if I can somehow and somewhere get a nice SAAB

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