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Teaser for the all new Saab eSID2 Under Development!

eSID2 Next GenerationeSID2 Next Generation

You’ve probably already heard of Saab SID upgrade called eSID2.

If you have not heard, eSID2 is the second generation of a small tool that enhance the Saab driving experience on Saab 9-3 MY07 and newer cars by collecting internal hidden car data and present it to the driver on the built-in SID (Saab Information Display) located in the instrument cluster.

The author of this project is working on a big update, and, at least according to announcements, this update will work on older versions of the Saab 9-3 models, before MY2007. Here’s how the author tease new upgrade: “This is Teaser for the all new eSID under development! What would you put as welcome message if you had 2 rows of text AND a 64×64 pixel Icon. It’s the best way to start a drive…

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Something that i always missed on early 9-3SS is the ability to see if the rain sensor is active. This is taken care of with the next eSID (“RS” in the lower status line):

eSID2 Next Generation
eSID2 Next Generation

It is perfectly integrated with the vehicle and is controlled using the normal steering wheel switches. Also interesting, eSID2 also works on Cadillac BLS (2006-2009). Being built on the Saab 9-3 platform makes them very close cousins. And they are very cheap in Sweden…

To order an eSID2, or if you require additional informationjust send a mail to “saab.esid{aat}gmail.com”

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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.

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