How was your week For me it was a balancing act, the way I currently practice it every day. Here is a look at analog cars and the tradition of the Saab brand. In China, eyes on the future. Future, that's what Evergrande Auto stands for in this case. In the medium term, Trollhättan could become the European production location and what impressed me is the first commercial that went online this week.
Evergrande Auto - digital future
Hengchi 1 is getting closer and closer, and Evergrande Auto has to be respected. Assistance systems such as a holographic assistant are on board and the new car brand does not have to hide behind what is currently on the market. On the contrary. The most modern e-car cockpit in the world, with a 9-screen display and Qualcomm Snapdragon processors of the last generation, will be found in Hengchi 1. The established competition suddenly looks very old.
In fact, staying power is starting to pay off. As an indicator, Evergrande Auto also seems interesting as an employer. If the rumors are true, the co-founder of a well-known electric car start-up will move to Hengchi Schmiede. A summary of the events will appear here in the next few days.
Saab - analog tradition
Last week we have Eva searched. A young designer who worked on the Saab 9-5 and was the subject of a TV report. Unfortunately, only her first name was mentioned on the show, everything else remained in the dark. Ingrid Karlsson, who worked with Eva in the design department at Saab, helped me with the search. Ingrid designed the colors and was responsible for the interior materials.
Eva Hanner is now called Eva Hanner Larson and was or is a manager in the design department at Volvo Cars. It left its mark on the XC60, some concept cars and the current XC90. The glass gear knob from Orrefors that can be found in the 90s models could be traced back to their inspiration.
She has her say in a film from 2008 about the cooperation with Orrefors. And once again you notice the overlap between the two Swedish brands. Volvo and Saab are working on the same idea at the same time.
Glass as an innovative material in the cockpit. A topic for the Saab 9-5 NG and the 9-4x, at Göta Älv. And for the 90s and 60s in Gothenburg. Volvo implemented the idea in parts, Saab unfortunately did not get around to it. Once again, it is left to the imagination how Saab would have introduced the topic of iced glass into the series. I think we could have been enthusiastic about the result.
The topics of the new week on the blog:
The pandemic is changing everyday life. A look at the Saab workshops and their situation. There is a need for action.
- The Saab workshops need our visit. Now.
The medium-term continuation of this project depends on the success of the subscription model. Does it have a chance? The interim report - ambivalent.
- Glass half full or half empty? This is how the blog subscription works!
The blog week ends this week on Thursday and the blog will also have no new posts on Sunday. Technical work in the background requires a short break.