A purely electric, self-driving robot taxi from Trollhättan. Last week, NEVS presented the first self-developed electric car. Lots of space for 6 passengers in the smallest space and somehow cool. Futuristic, exciting. Just as one could soon be mobile in the metropolitan regions or in rural areas.
Admittedly, the Sango still crawls along the route at only 15 km / h. No comparison to the old Saab times when turbo engines whizzed by. Instead, silence. The speed will change. The silence will remain. The sound of the future that you may get used to, but maybe not and miss something.
Yet. The Sango is pretty cool and somehow Saab too. As incredible as it sounds. Because in Trollhättan, even in Saab times, maybe something like this robot taxi would have been put on the wheels. Best space economy thanks to the elimination of the steering wheel and driver's seat. A very reduced ambience that still leaves room for privacy with optimal use of space. The extendable frosted glass panes for shielding from fellow travelers are practical and ingenious.
A robot taxi from Trollhättan
Saab's lateral thinkers, who questioned everything, might have seen the future in it. Of course, such a product does not attract anyone with gasoline in their blood. Maybe not someone who drives a Saab. Too factual, too little to provide something for the senses. But it fits Trollhättan and the tradition of the location. Dare to do something completely new that doesn't do what you expect.
You have to see whether the Sango and the type of robot taxis will find its market. In Asia probably more than here, because acceptance for new technology is more pronounced in these markets. The sango is cool. It might have originated from a science fiction film, but is a reality on the old Saab test track.
Its design continues automotive history. It also contains a piece of the old Saab DNA. Simon Padian also worked on the project. The last Saab design chief in Trollhättan, who shared responsibility for the brand's final cars such as the 9-5 NG.
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