Here’s an invitation to put on your thinking caps and maybe your ideas can get a slot on an upcoming PBS documentary about the future of automotive transportation.
I received the following via email from Mark S just prior to Christmas:
I found the following information and thought you might want to make a contribution. PBS is currently producing a Nova program entitled “Car of the future”, and they’ve invited people to make comments/suggestions to help shape the actual production of this program, which is to be aired sometime in late 2007.
I’ve already made some comments about Saab’s SVC engine concept (which mysteriously disappeared after the GM acquisition in 2000-2001). I submitted an overview of the technology, some information about its designer, Per Gilbrand, and suggested it would be interesting to feature this engine as the next logical step in petrol engine design. Who knows….perhaps they will follow the lead! At any rate, Saab MUST get a mention somewhere in this program!
I agree – Saab are deserving of a mention in a program such as this. Saab have a rich history of innovation and the application of technology to bring about a safer and more economical and practically rewarding driving experience.
I’m sure there’s some ideas in the pipeline (or in the dusty back areas) that we could offer up as Saab’s contribution.
– Saab Variable Compression
– Saab Combustion Control
– Driver comfort and ergonomics
– Use of recyclable materials
These are just a few off the top of my head. If you can come up with a bunch of others then I can flesh them out and send them in to the producers.
This is an open production and they’re actively encouraging the submission of ideas and themes. Saab themselves should be all over this, though if they don’t want to be seen as a corporate entity pushing an ideology to a program then they’re welcome to do it through the back door via this blog – all information welcome.
Go have a look at the Car of the Future website then get thinking and post your ideas in comments. I’m hoping to put together a well-thought-out and sensible submission that’ll hopefully go some way to getting Saab a spot on this program.