It's time. Audi drives the new A8. The surprised with a tribute to the rear of the 9-5. A continuous Lightbar now adorns the big Audi. The new flagship from Ingolstadt symbolizes a new design start for the brand.
Designer Marc Lichte followed in the footsteps of the great Walter de Silva, who left Audi for retirement. He already showed 2014 with the Prologue study Saab-affine tail, Now it comes with the model year 2018 in series. However, the 4 rings are not integrated into the Lightbar, which allows a continuous LED bar.
Saab also originally planned the continuous version, but was slowed down by the registration authorities at the time. The debut of the last big Saab was 8 years ago. There is probably less danger that the Audi A8 will be mistaken for a Saab in the dark.
More but the possibility that you will place a nocturnal 9-5 in the Audi category.
The big Audi is the first production vehicle that enables level 3 autonomous driving. The driver could read or watch movies while driving, but should be ready to intervene in an emergency. Level 3 is not yet allowed in Germany. Legalization is expected in the coming year.
Job miracle in Sweden
At the Saab Festival 2017, Peter Backström, curator of the Saab Museum, commented on where the former Saab employees work today. NEVS, as suspected, is not the first address. The majority of former Saab employees work for CEVT and Lynk & Co.
With Mats Fägerhag a longtime Saab manager controls the company. Sovereign, purposeful with ever increasing budgets. Geely has created a stable, reliable environment for growth and investment in Sweden. Together with Volvo, we are the job engine for the Gothenburg region. The job market for developers and engineers is overheated, housing market demand is so high that Geely is building temporary housing for employees in the port area.
With the announcement by Geely and Volvo owner Li Shufu that a new development center with more than 3.500 jobs for CEVT will be built at the entrance to Hisingen, another 1.500 skilled jobs will be created. Volvo Cars is also looking for 500 additional engineers.
No job miracle in the stablebacka
The job miracle in the Gothenburg region also has an impact on Trollhättan. The city is growing and many new jobs are being created in the area around the Innovatum. Unfortunately, the boom does not take place in the Stallbacka. As reported yesterday, jobs seem to be canceled on a larger scale in the former Saab plant. In the meantime, we also know of service providers who have already left the electric car startup. The future seems uncertain, major changes are possible. We will keep an eye on further developments.