– With a budget of 60 million, we hope to develop new lightweight solutions to in the long-term deal with new CO2 targets, while we create an entirely new basis for increased collaboration throughout the industry, informs Anders. Swedish automotive industry will be enhanced by the investments we make, the project is completely unique with the flow of ideas for concept generation of products, and product-service concepts.To ensure that all areas are covered in the best way to create strong synergies between researchers, Saab and suppliers has created seven project teams working on different systems areas; seat concept, suspension, front structure, cockpit, floor structure, body components in polymer/composite and roof concept. In addition, a group working on the car as a whole is created to not loose the holistic view.
Anders Holmkvist from Saab explains further that he also sees a large participation from suppliers and subcontractors. He ends with this:
– The project may result in entirely new ways of working, we have the hope that with SåNätt be able to establish a new model for how the automotive industry of the future will operate.
Professor Tobias C. Larsson is chaired professor in Product Innovation at School of Engineering, BTH.