Category Archives: Saab Technology

Clever Design: Passenger Side Review Mirror Dipping in Reverse

Saab has had a great lineup of capable detail-oriented designers from the very beginning. Some would say;  their solutions were strange,  their solutions were quirky… But, when you think about it, you can see that they were right. For example, some have wondered why the buttons are large in cockpit. But the answer is very simple – Saab engineers
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How Saab Trionic improves vehicle emissions

Emissions tests are commonly performed in some regions to try to reduce the carbon footprint of vehicles. Trionic is an engine management system developed by Saab Automobile, consisting of an engine control unit (ECU) that controls 3 engine aspects: Ignition timing, Fuel injection and Acts as a boost controller. Saab Trionic was developed by Saab Automobile back in
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Saab Variable Compression Engine generates 225bhp out of 1.6L

The Saab Variable Compression (SVC) engine was a development project of Saab Automobile, for which it won an “Best technology of the year” award both in 2000 and 2001. The SVC engine combines the excellent fuel consumption of a 1.6 liter engine and the power of 3 liter engine. During normal driving the engine uses
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Engine Technologies: Variable Twin Scroll Turbocharger

Variable Geometry Turbochargers and Twin Scroll Turbochargers each have their own unique advantages, but what if you could combine the technology together? Borgwarner  (known for TwinTurbo in Saab 9-3 TTiD) has developed a turbocharger concept where a twin scroll turbocharger has a valve which can redirect exhaust airflow into just a single scroll, or vary the
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Saab Engine B235E: Reverse engineering Project

Group of students from the School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg (HEIA-FR – Switzerland) had an interesting task – to completely disassembled and reassembled a Saab engine (the method of reverse engineering). It Was a Saab B235e engine. Here is the interesting video that summarizes the work of a great team of students in the first
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Saab XWD from underneath on a Saab 9-3X

Explore the XWD system Haldex (Fourth generation) on a Saab 9-3X in Jukkasjärvi with Jan Tammpere, Project Manager The New Saab 9-3 X and Kaj Zachrisson, Extreme Skier. Saab introduced a combination of Haldex Couplings on Saab 9-3 Turbo X in late 2007, called XWD (Cross-Wheel Drive). The main components of the new Haldex system are the
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Turkey’s EV based on Saab 9-3 better than Tesla’s car, claims minister

Turkish Science, Industry and Technology Minister Fikri Işık has said Turkey’s extended range electric car project based on Saab 9-3 platform will be better than Tesla’s model, as it will have an integrated charging station. “While Tesla needs to launch charging stations, we will put the charging station into the car thanks to a range-extending engine.
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Smart USB Charger and Car Locator for your Saab

ZUS by nonda is very interesting smart USB car charger and car locator,which can improve the mobile experience in your Saab. It is not only the “ordinary” USB car charger, but also different from any normal USB car chargers in many different ways. Interesting, Zus by nonda is currently being funded on indiegogo and is set to
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Saab 900NG with Rare 2.5 V6 B258i engine

The B258i is quite a nice engine, but Probably you did not know, 2.5l V6 engine as used in the Saab NG900 in around 1994-1996; B258i in the NG900 and B308i in the 9000’s. It was an iron block/aluminum head DOHC design with 4 valves per cylinder. All 54° engines were assembled at Ellesmere Port in
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Paul Woodford’s tribute to Saab 900 Turbo

Motoring and sports TV Presenter Paul Woodford brings us awesome petrolhead videos, and loads more fun stuff. This is his new film devoted to the legendary Saab 900 Turbo. In tribute video to the famous Saab model  he refers to its competitive advantage over rivals and design details. According to him, “The Saab 900 Turbo was ahead of its
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Saab and Behavioral Design

Simplification is somethign everyone could use a little more of these days. All industrial products are the result of a design process, but the nature of this process can take many forms: it can be conducted by an individual or a large team; it can emphasize intuitive creativity or calculated scientific decision-making; and it can be
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Saab 9-3 Infotainment Plus System

The second-generation of Saab 9-3 was launched (now distant) in January 2002, at the North American International Auto Show for the 2003MY. Originally, the 9-3 was due to début with the Opel Vectra in October 2001, at the Frankfurt Motor Show, but in July 2001, it was announced that delays had forced General Motors to postpone
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Saab Design copied by Other Car Manufacturers

Historically, it is known that the Saab invested heavily in research and design. On the other hand, many manufacturers have not invested a lot of effort into the design and development, and are usually engaged in copying. Especially, those “copies” are coming from the east. We feel bad when we see them harvesting the ideas of Saab
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Saab 9-3 TurboX driving through Australian Desert

This video was shot in 2008, at a Saab Australia promotional day for the Saab 9-3 Turbo X. The driver is Peter Johansson, a Saaber and one of the chassis engineer responsible for the development and implementation of the Haldex XWD system (integrated into the Turbo X). A lap of the dirt track at rally
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