No, I’m not familiar with the SAUNA system, but a friend worked at the Vienna office for UN-CTBTO. SAUNA looks like a cute system, but probably has to detect the Xenon isotopes rather quickly since their half-life is only a couple of days at most. There must be quite a lot of these SAUNA systems set up all over the world to ‘triangulate’ an…[Read more]
Going lightweight is not a question of technology but rather of investment. My job is pretty much building nuclear and high energy particle detectors and we have moved to carbon fiber over the last 10 years because our support structures have to be light (less mass means that the nuclear reaction fragments/particles that you are trying to detect…[Read more]
I think the only chance to see Saab back in the US is with Mahindra. Keeping fingers and all other applicable body parts crossed.
They should hurry up though. Our old 9-5 and Viggen won’t last forever.
OK, my interpretation of the last couple of years.
VM bought Saab from GM with the intention of building more great Saab ICE cars. The green Swedish government really didn’t like the idea of keeping that dirty, polluting alive and did everything in its power to make VM’s life miserable. In the end a lot of really nasty things starting happening,…[Read more]
There never has been a Saab factory in Finland. Valmet is just an assembly plant and is for hire by anyone who pays. They produced the Saab Viggen and some convertibles if I remember correctly. They also build part of the Porsche Boxster production. So, has nothing to do with the current Saab predicament.
GerritN commented on the post, Video: Exclusive interview with Mikael Östlund regarding financial situation 2 months ago
Is it just me or does this sound like a lot of smoke and mirrors?
On the one hand NEVS cannot pay it suppliers and is laying off a substantial part of its workforce. On the other hand the future looks bright and new models can be expected to come out this Summer. Wot?
This feels very much like the events leading up to the bankruptcy in 2012,…[Read more]
Hm, how to put this, I didn’t really like it very much.
This was one my ‘to see’ movies of 2013 and I finally found time to get the BlueRay in February (and actually found time to watch it). I think Daniel Bruhl was great, Chris Hemsworth was good, but somehow I felt a total disconnect with the racing scenes. Yes, the details were there, both in…[Read more]
Yeah, not saying that Tim is lying but something is wrong here. This isn’t a particular light car and the engine is not something very special. I could imagine that very careful highway driving could get you to […]
GerritN commented on the post, Saab is alive again – it will become an electric car 5 months, 2 weeks ago
I don’t know what to do with this post.
It just makes me very, very sad.
GerritN commented on the post, Ex. Saab designers to Geely/Volvo – Who designs Saab? 8 months, 2 weeks ago
OK, so with the risk of sounding overly negative, sorry for that in advance.
Guys, face it, NEVS is designing cars for China. If you have seen all the Frankencopies of main stream Western cars driving around in […]
GerritN commented on the post, ORIO is the governmental owned parts company for Saab parts. 8 months, 2 weeks ago
“Why not start an owners co-op with ORIO. Saab owners sign up and pay a fee of lets say 1000 Dollars.”
Ha ha, you’re kidding right? Better use that $1,000 as part of the down payment for another car than a […]
FYI: Victor Muller not a suspect….
Hi, we’re the Dutch government, how do you want to be screwed today?
Even when you are an expatriate they still manage to get you. I left The Netherlands 20 years ago and I could tell you some stories about how […]
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