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Crowdfunded Electric Car Factory Chooses Landskrona

Posted on March 17, 2018 - By admin  - 0 Comments

Cars will be manufactured in a fully automated factory designed by Seimens.

Last year, Sweden-based electric car startup ‘Uniti’ raised over $1 million through crowdfunding to bring to market their electric vehicle concept.

They have now announced a partnership with manufacturing and electronics giant Siemens to build a “fully automated car production facility” where they plan to build the vehicle.

The goal is to make a small electric city car that will hit the market for roughly ~200,000 Swedish kroners (~$22,000 USD), but the team also wants to add autonomous capabilities, which should increase the price.

In a press release this week, they claim that they will unveil the first prototype “in the fall of 2017” and that the first deliveries will happen in 2019.

The new partnership with Siemens is at the heart of the ambitious goal of going from a prototype to a production car in ~2 years:

“The partnership between Uniti Sweden and Siemens PLM in the Nordics is based on the Siemens’ software suite that enables the entire production process to be planned in a virtual setting before implementation in the physical world.”

They claim that this new method removes the need for pre-production. Mats Friberg, CEO of Siemens PLM Software in the Nordics, explains:

“Our PLM portfolio has become so perfected including our recent acquisitions that the first vehicle produced on the physical production line can be sold directly to the customer with no test vehicles needed”.

Lewis Horne, CEO of Uniti Sweden, is talking about a fully automated manufacturing with virtually no human intervention:

“The partnership with Siemens is essential to our long-term plans as we now have the opportunity to not only develop a sustainable car, but also manufacture it in a sustainable way at a large scale, faster and with a significantly lower initial capital demand. Our fully-automated production line can basically have the lights turned off for 22 hours a day.”

According to the press release, the facility will be capable of producing up to 50,000 units per year within its first year of production. They have now moved to “a temporary new production facility in Lund, Sweden” for the prototyping phase, but they plan to soon move to a new location for the final plant, which will either be in Malmö or Landskrona.

via https://electrek.co/2017/03/16/electric-car-fully-automated-factory-siemens/

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SMSEurope Hosts American University In Sweden

Posted on January 16, 2018 - By admin  - 0 Comments

Music as a tool for an equal society

They want to use music as tools to lead American youth away from the criminal banana. On Wednesday, two professors from Alabama Visby visited to enable a future student exchange

In one week, the two professors Andrea Hunt and Robert A. Garfrerick of the University of North Alabama visited Sweden and Denmark to explore the opportunities to create an exchange between students from Sweden and Alabama. During Wednesday they were in Visby. The project is based on the idea of ​​how music and art form the society and its youth. It’s also about how to use music as a platform for social justice.

“We have major social problems with crime and drugs, and this is about how to use music to engage young people and to achieve a more equal society,” said Andrea Hunt.

According to the two professors, there are major social problems throughout the United States.

Article ImageAndrea Hunt was looking to explore Visby.

“It’s about preventing the paved road from school to prison,” says Robert A. Garfrerick.

On-site was also the renowned hip-hop producer Cory Parham, from Slowmotion soundz in Huntsville, who together with Rosanna Eriksson also started Ozone Solutions in Landskrona.

“In the United States, new prisons are being built rather than investing in culture. Here in Sweden, you pay government money on the music, “he says.

“In Sweden, you can get money from, for example, study associations, clarifies Rosanna Eriksson who, together with Cory Parhan, coordinated the project.

On site in Visby was also the hostess Hanna Herbertson who marketed the project.

Searching government funds for music and art projects is difficult in the United States. The music scene is also not as accessible to young people in the United States as it is in Sweden.

“Sweden is doing a really good job and it would be possible to use the Swedish model in the United States, but we have conservative politicians who need to change their minds for it to happen,” says Robert A. Garfrerick.

In May 2018, Andrea Hunt and Robert A. Garfrerickkunna hope to come back to Sweden, then together with a group of exchange students.

“These models are already in Sweden and hopefully we can bring some of our students here,” she says.

via http://www.helagotland.se/samhalle/musik-som-verktyg-for-ett-jamstallt-samhalle-14119517.aspx