Saab Technology

Saab’s “Night Panel” feature in new Volvo Trucks as “Night Mode”

Volvo Night mode - Saab Night panelWith the push of a button, drivers can activate night mode, which is a standard feature in all Volvo FHs, Volvo FMs and Volvo FMXs globally.

1993 Saab implemented the special The aircraft cockpit inspired feature, and this function is worshiped by all owners of Saab cars.

This interesting feature is fature called Night Panel: by selecting it, the speedometer is singularly illuminated, thereby minimizing any distraction.

Saab "Night panel" feature
Saab “Night panel” feature

A “Night panel” button on the dash allows the driver to turn off all the supplementary illuminated instrument displays, leaving only the speedometer, supposedly reducing night-time eye strain and reduces the risk of distraction while driving at night. All the systems still work in the background and the appropriate guage or lamp will light up when the drivers attention is required.

Continue reading after the ad

Now, this feature was taken over by the engineers at Volvo and implemented in the new Volvo trucks. In Volvo trucks, this function is called “Night mode” and feature is activated also withe special button, as in the Saab cars.

Look below this feature in action:

Continue reading after the ad

Goran Aničić
the authorGoran Aničić
For over 10 years, Goran Aničić has been passionately focused on Saab automobiles and everything related to them. His initial encounter with Saab cars took place back in 2003 when the first Saab 9-3 and sedan version were introduced. At that moment, he was captivated by the car's Scandinavian design logic and top-notch engineering, and everything that followed stemmed from that first encounter. Later on, through his work at the editorial team of the Serbian automotive magazines "Autostart" and later "AutoBild," he had the opportunity to engage more closely with Saab vehicles. In 2008, he tested the latest Saab cars of that time, such as the Saab 9-3 TTiD Aero and Saab 9-3 Turbo X. In 2010, as the sole blogger from the region, he participated in the Saab 9-5ng presentation in Trollhättan, Sweden. Alongside journalists from around the world, he got a firsthand experience of the pinnacle of technological offerings from Saab at that time. Currently, Goran owns two Saabs: a 2008 Saab 9-3 Vector Sportcombi with a manual transmission, and a Saab 9-3 Aero Griffin Sport Sedan from the last generation, which rolled off the production line in Trollhättan in December 2011.

Leave a Reply