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The Future Car: A Siemens Podcast
53 minutes | 3 days ago
Connecting the World with Byte-sized Satellites with Sara Spangelo, CEO SWARM
Close your eyes and imagine you’re holding a grilled cheese sandwich. Better yet, make one. Now, holding this crispy, gooey sandwich in your hands, would it surprise you to know that a device this small is capable of connecting the world?When we picture a satellite orbiting the Earth, we tend to imagine huge, complex machines. But the next generation of satellite technology has arrived, and it’s quite literally the size of that sandwich in your hands. These tiny satellites have great potential for the world at large. Their size and affordability mean they’re accessible to more people across the globe, and that they are able to reach where bigger, more robust satellites cannot. Forty-five of these satellites are already orbiting the planet, and the significance of that for farmers in remote regions, truck drivers on the road, water preservation, and the monitoring of the Earth’s magnetic field, is huge. In this episode of the Women Driving the Future series, Ed Bernardon interviews Sara Spangelo, the Co-Founder and CEO of SWARM, a satellite company working to link the world through reliable, low-cost internet connectivity. Her expertise in small satellites and autonomous aircraft, paired with her background as a lead systems engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab and Google X, has uniquely positioned her to become an industry leader in the pursuit of global connectivity. Today, we’ll talk about how the concept of such tiny satellites came to be, the numerous benefits of their use from individuals to companies alike, and the impact they’ll have on the future of transportation and space travel. Some Questions I Ask:When did you make the hard turn from mechanical engineering into space? (10:31)What was the hardest test you had to take to see if you were suited to be an astronaut? (12:44)When did you know you had to start SWARM? (15:03)What made you decide to shape your company around this goal of affordable connectivity? (18:19)What role is SWARM going to play in future transportation? (35:41)What do you envision for the future of transportation in space? (45:19)What You’ll Learn in this Episode:The modest size and impressive range of SWARM satellites (3:24)When Sara first caught the entrepreneurial bug (17:08)The SWARM satellite approach (20:15)The big impact of small data (24:38)How they utilize polar sun sync orbits (29:43)Why coverage in the South Atlantic Anomaly is challenging, and how SWARM does it (33:16)Life inside Antarctica’s McMurdo Station (40:09)The problems we’ll need to solve as we open up space travel (47:33)Connect With Sara Spangelo:LinkedInSWARMConnect with Ed Bernardon:LinkedInFuture Car: Driving a Lifestyle RevolutionMotorsports is speeding the way to safer urban mobilitySiemens Digital Industries Software See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
54 minutes | a month ago
Driving the Electric Car Revolution w/ Henrik Fisker of Fisker, Inc.
Getting electric vehicles on the road and putting those keys in the hands of drivers has certainly had its speed bumps. There’s the whole battery technology issue, an area where progress seems to sometimes move at a snail’s pace. Then, the high costs that made owning one of these cars out of reach for anyone who wasn’t a celebrity, a politician, or independently wealthy. How can EV manufacturers solve this problem? We’ve all wondered if we might ever actually see affordable EVs enter the mainstream. But today, despite all of the setbacks, that moment is almost here. The keys to one of these beautiful, sustainably operated vehicles are closer than ever to landing in the hands of drivers, offering the EV experience to the mainstream at a surprising level of affordability. Today’s guest is designer and entrepreneur Henrik Fisker, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Fisker, Inc. He’s spent his life sketching out some of the most beautiful, iconic vehicles of his generation. Fisker’s eye for design and creative approach to innovation have made him an important voice in the conversation around electric vehicles. In this episode, host Ed Bernardon talks to Fisker about how he started, the lessons he’s learned from putting an EV to market, and the exciting upcoming launch of the Fisker Ocean, an expertly designed electric SUV with an unbelievable price point at under $40K. You’ll hear Fisker’s predictions for the future of mobility, and why he’s long made a point of hiring women for top leadership roles at Fisker, Inc. Some Questions I Ask:How did you realize you finally were ready to become a car designer? (2:36)What percentage of designer, engineer, and businessman is Henrik Fisker? (10:09)Where do you think styling is going in the year 2030 and beyond? (12:18)How did you come up with the name for your first car, Karma? (17:25)Do you think it's important to own all the technology that's in your car? (24:50)When can we get our hands on one of these vehicles? (31:04)What is the positive impact on your businesses having women in such influential positions at Fisker Inc.? (33:47)Where are the biggest bottlenecks in the engineering process? (38:54)What You’ll Learn in This Episode:Fisker’s biggest design inspiration (3:55)How vehicle design and engineering have changed since the ’50s & ’60s (6:39)The two concepts that will shape the future of mobility (15:47)Lessons learned from being so early to the market with the Fisker Karma (21:52)How the “non-committal generation” have inspired their generous vehicle leasing program (28:16)Predictions for the next 5 years of the auto industry (36:17)A timeline for the autonomous revolution (41:17)How Fisker nearly lost his license to drive after a high-speed chase (47:51)Connect with Henrik Fisker:LinkedInTwitterConnect with Ed Bernardon:LinkedInFuture Car: Driving a Lifestyle RevolutionMotorsports is speeding the way to safer urban mobilitySiemens Digital Industries Software See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
40 minutes | 2 months ago
Sustainable Solutions for the Cities of Tomorrow with Andrea Kollmorgen, VP Head of Connected (e)Mobility Siemens
If you created a wish list for the cities of the future, what would it include? City dwellers would likely want noise reduction and less pollution. With sustainability and solution-oriented leaders in the driver's seat, it’s entirely possible that we might one day breathe cleaner, healthier urban air. The cities of tomorrow might actually offer more tranquility and connection, even in the busiest and most populated metropolitan areas. In this episode of the Women Driving the Future series, Ed Bernardon talks to Andrea Kollmorgen, VP Head of Connected (e)Mobility, based in Munich. By working with autonomy, connected, and electric shared mobility, she stays ahead of the innovation curve to conceptualize and develop the latest industry technology trends. Today, we’ll learn about Andrea’s role and the unique career path that led her to join the team at Siemens from her previous background in finance. She’ll talk about how she pinpoints trends in technology to ensure that Siemens continues to play an active role in the future of transportation. They discuss the challenges of disrupting the old order, and what the urban environment could look like 20 years into the future.Some Questions I Ask:What was your focus when you went to school for your MBA? (8:10)Which problem was your team in school the most excited to solve? (9:22)Can a big company like Siemens be as nimble as a startup? (11:04)How do you go about figuring out how to get all these pieces to work together? (15:05)Can you give us an example of when you were challenging the old order? (20:27)How has your work with Roland Busch helped you achieve your goals? (25:00)What do you see walking through the urban landscape of 2040? (27:15)What You’ll Learn in This Episode:Andrea’s experience of working in finance during the crash in 2007 (6:04)The evolution of her role at Siemens (12:50)The difference between technology and technology solutions (17:39)How sustainable technology looks different around the world (22:25)Why decentralization will force a reckoning between humans and technology (31:15)The one big problem she would solve (35:11)Connect with Andrea Kollmorgen:LinkedIneMobilityConnect with Ed Bernardon:LinkedInFuture Car: Driving a Lifestyle RevolutionMotorsports is speeding the way to safer urban mobilitySiemens Digital Industries Software See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
36 minutes | 2 months ago
Better Health and Well Being through Urban Design with Kathryn Firth, Partner FPdesign
The moment you hop on the bus, the subway, or crawl into the back seat of an Uber you probably pull out your phone as it feels like a good time to catch up on emails or scroll through the news. But defaulting to your phone might be depriving you of good conversation or the chance to really observe your surroundings. Social interactions make us happier and are important for our health and well-being. Shutting off our minds and phones for a few minutes to look out the window and better understand our own neighborhoods is important for our health and well-being. While urban design hasn’t always prioritized the social pedestrian experience, it’s something that might be on the cusp of change.In the second episode of the Women Driving the Future series, Ed Bernardon interviews Kathryn Firth, Partner at FPdesign and formerly Director of Urban Design at NBBJ Design when the podcast was recorded. Voted the most innovative architectural design firm in 2018 by Fast Company, they specialize in helping clients drive innovation by creating highly productive, sustainable spaces for people to live, learn, work, and play. Today, we’ll learn how urban design is being disrupted to create more pedestrian-friendly environments, what those environments might look like, and how they help to promote social interaction. Ultimately, these changes can make our cities friendlier, more efficient, and more sustainable.Some Questions I Ask:Are there other goals beyond getting rid of the car? (8:40)How do you figure out the optimal combination of real estate for cars and pedestrians? (11:25)How do you get people to give up their cars? (13:44)How do you accommodate this mixing and matching of the various transportation structures? (16:54)What are the advantages of simultaneous design for vehicles and pedestrians? (19:54)How can we redesign vehicles, so that they're more efficient, more enjoyable? (25:01)What You’ll Learn in this Episode:What has earned them so much international recognition for innovation (2:52)Why prioritizing pedestrians and cyclists makes better cities (5:16)Why the efficiency of public transportation is the key to pedestrian-friendly areas (14:04)How intentional human-centered design is good for company culture (21:00)Why creating positive catalysts for socialization on public transportation can enhance the experience and decrease stress (24:00)Why underground transportation misses a valuable opportunity (26:44)How the “last mile” factors in to transportation decision making (33:11)Connect with Kathryn Firth:LinkedInFPdesignConnect with Ed Bernardon:LinkedInFuture Car: Driving a Lifestyle RevolutionMotorsports is speeding the way to safer urban mobilitySiemens Digital Industries Software See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
43 minutes | 3 months ago
The End of Parking As We Know It with Anuja Sonalker
A lot of people love to drive, but most of us aren’t as fanatic about that last step of the driving experience. The one that requires operating your vehicle at a snail's pace while you anxiously stalk drivers and pedestrians, attempting to swoop in if any of them approach the driver’s side door or tap their brake lights. Yep, today we’re here to talk about parking. Well, we’re actually talking about NOT parking. What if you never again had to show up late to a meeting or dinner date due to countless minutes spent repetitively circling city blocks for a space to leave your car? What if you never had to miss the start of the movie because you arrived at a full parking lot and had to stash your car 6 blocks away? Wouldn’t it be great if your car could just drop you at the door and magically park itself? In this episode, join Ed Bernardon, host of the Future Car Podcast, and Anuja Sonalker, the CEO of STEER Tech. Her company has created a technology that solves a big problem, a problem that qualifies as one of the greatest “pet peeves” of city dwellers and anyone else who’s ever sat behind the wheel of a car. If we can land people on the moon and accurately detect our percentage of neanderthal DNA, isn’t it about time we figured out a better way to manage parking? In today’s episode, you’ll learn about Anuja’s interesting professional background, and how it eventually led her to founding STEER. Buckle your seat belts and listen in as we talk about a parking technology that could save you time, frustration, and one day eliminate parking from your life forever. Some Questions I Ask:What were you doing before starting STEER? (2:57)How did you transition from cybersecurity to autonomous parking (5:55)How does your autonomous parking system work? (9:26)What parking options can the system handle? (11:23)What are some of the partnerships you’ve created? (14:45)What can this technology do for communities? (19:36)How do you test your systems? (32:09)What’s next for STEER? (35:05)What You’ll Learn in This Episode:An action movie worthy incident that demonstrated the vulnerabilities of technology (4:12)How minimalist engineering helped Anuja recognize that retro-fitting was possible (6:40)How much time you’re really giving up just in order to park your car (12:56)How the nature of parking will change in the future (16:14)How this technology can be applied to existing vehicles (22:12)Why shuttles aren’t the answer (35:49)When you can get your hands on this autonomous technology (39:35)Connect with Anuja Sonalker:LinkedInTwitterSTEER Tech websiteConnect with Ed Bernardon:LinkedInFuture Car: Driving a Lifestyle RevolutionMotorsports is speeding the way to safer urban mobilitySiemens Digital Industries Software See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
35 minutes | 3 months ago
Government's Role in Shaping Our Driverless Future with Dan Sullivan
Can you imagine what a driverless world would look like? The more you think about it, the more complicated it gets. Will there be steering wheels, a need for drivers’ licenses, or road rage? Where do you even begin to think about the legalities behind this, and how will government keep up with this rapidly changing world? Luckily, for all the visionaries and entrepreneurs out there, lawmakers have their eyes on the future. In this episode, join Ed Bernardon, host of the Future Car Podcast, and Daniel Sullivan who shares his experiences and insights on the front lines as the Assistant Director of Policy at the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. He tells us about asset mapping, where and why human drivers are slowing down the developments of autonomous vehicles, how simulations are used to test new autonomous vehicle software, and even what traveling to Fenway Park will be like in 2040. Some Questions I Ask: Tell us how you got involved in government, transportation, and developing autonomous vehicles. (1:26)What are the big target areas where we can apply technology and get the most improvement? (3:40)How do the goals for implementing autonomous vehicles in cities versus states differ? (12:05)What can you do on the infrastructure side to take advantage of autonomous vehicles sooner rather than later? (18:12)With so many different modes of transportation sharing the road, how do you accommodate for each mode and prioritize safety? (25:23)What will riding an autonomous vehicle be like in 2050? (32:25)In This Episode You Will Learn: What role asset mapping plays in improving road and general travel conditions. (2:53)What aspects of the future of transportation are most exciting to Daniel. (6:50)How autonomous vehicle services may differ within a city versus on a regional scale. (13:23)How humans are slowing down the integration of autonomous vehicles. (16:54)How simulations are used to model traffic and the “what ifs” of driving in a city. (21:55)How having multiple modes of transportation will provide equitable access to transportation. (26:52)How Daniel would like to see autonomous vehicle development evolve. (31:08)Connect with Daniel Sullivan: LinkedIn Connect with Ed Bernardon:LinkedinFuture Car: Driving a Lifestyle RevolutionMotorsports is speeding the way to safer urban mobilitySiemens Digital Industries Software See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
40 minutes | 4 months ago
From James Bond to the future of our cities: Frank Rinderknecht, CEO Rinspeed, Makes Your Imagination Reality
Imagination and fantasy are unique to the human experience, and what better way to express these sensibilities than in the autonomous car space? When we think of self-driving cars, the time-saving possibilities are endless. But the convenience factor extends beyond just productivity: these cars could – if we start thinking outside the box – create wonderful new opportunities for socialization or to spend time with A-list virtual celebrities. In this episode of The Future Car podcast, host Ed Bernardon talks to the founder and CEO of Rinspeed, Frank M. Rinderknecht, about his passion and vision for future transportation. They get into Rinspeed’s sQuba underwater car that was inspired by the 1977 James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me and how their more recent car concepts have evolved since. Frank talks about the needs that autonomous cars will satisfy, the extent to which these cars will be dependent on a city’s infrastructure, and what the developments can mean for the delivery of goods and personalized experiences. Tuning into today’s episode, listeners will also hear Frank respond to questions about the biggest engineering challenges (that have nothing to do with engineering!), whether autonomous cars will be able to give everybody what they want, and why he would prefer having a car for every occasion rather than one that does it all. Some Questions I Ask:How did you get involved in Rinspeed and what drives your passion for future transportation? [01:53]What has been the driving force behind all the innovation in the car concepts? [03:40]What was it like to work on the sQuba project inspired by the 1977 James Bond film? [04:41]How much of the engineering is dedicated to making a water car ‘waterproof’? [07:26]What are the biggest needs that you think autonomous vehicles will satisfy? [10:30]Why is it not possible to have a ‘living room’ interior with a human driver? [14:00]To what degree will the infrastructure of a city interact with autonomous vehicles? [15:30]What do you think about the possibility of pre-selecting the profile of people you want to travel with? [23:16]Won’t it be better for cities to take control of the cars in the case of power outages? [24:51]How do you see goods delivery and infrastructure evolving with autonomous cars? [26:10]What role might autonomous cars play in bringing experiences to people? [31:22]What do you see as the big engineering problems? [32:49]Do you think autonomous vehicles will solve the problem of giving everyone what they want? [35:20]What does the Frank Rinderknecht choice car of the future look like? [37:43] What You’ll Learn in this Episode:The different ways in which Frank’s concept cars evoke emotion. [03:27]Why the underwater sQuba car was truly a one of a kind concept. [04:35]How things that seemed impossible are being realized by technology. [06:47]Why trying to engineer a water car can be compared to serving two masters. [07:59]The kind of things that autonomous vehicles will allow people to do. [10:39]Why vehicles need to operate independently from any outside communication. [16:03]Hear why it is unlikely that mobility will ever be completely uniform. [18:43]The idea that diverse brands will merge to provide a personal in-car experience. [20:47]How transportation might begin to play a more important role in socialization. [23:16]Why you might not want a city to take control of your car. [25:17]The importance of thinking outside the box and questioning old ways of doing. [31:43]Why people – not technology – are the main ‘engineering’ obstacle. [32:55]Why Frank does not wish to imagine a single car that meets all our needs. [37:55] Tweetables:“Elon Musk brought up for, I don’t know, the twentieth time his dream about a diving car. So, it seems that it is still present and I hope Elon does it one day because he will revive our sQuba, and then I look forward to seeing how he solves the issues of diving and how he cheats physics because at the end of the day, the physics you cannot cheat.” — Frank M. Rinderknecht [0:06:57]“Mobility will always be segmented. It will serve people with more money, with less money, with more comfort, with more connectivity or convenience, and less. It is not one unified vehicle to transport people.” — Frank M. Rinderknecht [0:18:43]“Many times I think an out-of-the-box solution works much better than just going incrementally by little steps.” — Frank M. Rinderknecht [0:29:04]“I generally think that the main obstacle of the future of mobility is probably humans and not technology.” — Frank M. Rinderknecht [0:33:51]Connect with Frank Rinderknecht:LinkedInRinspeedLearn more about your host Ed Bernardon:LinkedinFuture Car: Driving a Lifestyle RevolutionMotorsports is speeding the way to safer urban mobilitySiemens Digital Industries Software See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
35 minutes | 4 months ago
Building an Autonomous Future: Karl Iagnemma
Being the first in your field is never an easy hill to climb. Convincing investors that your idea is valid and has potential can often feel like a one-sided conversation. In the world of technology, this is made all the more complicated because the technology required can be so far into the future that it’s nearly impossible for people to conceptualize in the moment. With innovation and lack of imagination being such opposing forces, it takes a lot of courage to pioneer futuristic technology. Autonomous cars? Never. Right...? Join Ed Bernardon, host of The Future Car Podcast, in a discussion with Karl Iagnemma, President and CEO of the Hyundai + Aptiv Autonomous Driving joint venture. His belief in the future capabilities of technology helped fuel today’s thriving autonomous vehicle industry. We discuss his journey from an award-winning fiction writer to earning a Ph.D. at MIT, and how that led to founding nuTonomy in 2013. Karl provides valuable insights on autonomous cars from his diverse experience and talks about the early challenges of being a believer in the future of autonomous vehicles. If you listen to the end we also find time to discuss other important topics on the top of everyone’s mind, including if one day robot cars might fall in love!Some Questions I Ask:What was the inspiration that drove you to start nuTonomy? (2:06)What were OEMs on the commercial side thinking in the early days of autonomous cars? (4:49)If you look back on your days at nuTonomy, what were the most fun days the most challenging? (8:58)What do you think was key to making you so successful? (11:01)What can you tell us about the differences between deploying something in Las Vegas versus in Singapore? (16:16)What are the plans for ultimately removing the human backup? (22:47)How important is vehicle to vehicle communication going to be for autonomous cars to be successful? (27:12)What You’ll Learn in this Episode:Why Karl thought he was too late in starting his company back in 2013. (3:28)The early skepticism that surrounded autonomous vehicles (5:54)Karl’s experience as a startup founder (10:22)The joint venture between Aptiv and Hyundai Motor Group (12:00)How the automotive landscape has broadened through technology (14:21)How to plan for the unexpected corner cases a vehicle might encounter (24:30)How an early appreciation for writing influenced Karl’s future career in technology (30:45)Connect with Karl Iagnemma:LinkedInTwitterLearn more about your host Ed Bernardon:LinkedinFuture Car: Driving a Lifestyle RevolutionMotorsports is speeding the way to safer urban mobilitySiemens Digital Industries SoftwareResources:ForbesAptivRecorded December 2019 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27 minutes | 7 months ago
Modeling, Economists And Predicting The “New Normal”
Modeling plays a key role in the development of the future car and in this new pandemic world in which we live. Preventing the spread of this disease permeates everything we do from how we manage our health to how we dine out, and even how we get around - everything is changing. While scientists race to find a vaccine and the world must adapts to a new normal, modeling and simulation help us predict how that new normal will unfold. Putting new systems in place and altering urban infrastructure is costly. Particularly during an economic shutdown, we need to make sure our decisions have the intended effect of keeping us safe as we return to some version of normality. So, what role does modeling play in helping us make those decisions, and who is doing the modeling? Join Ed Bernardon, host of The Future Car Podcast, discover how economists are shaping the models that try to predict the new normal.Our guest today is Ashley O'Donoghue, a Ph.D. economist at the Center for Healthcare Delivery Science at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She talks with us about some of the models that are currently being used to help us predict what the new normal might look like. She’ll also help us answer one of life’s great questions: What exactly does an economist do?Some Questions I Ask:What is the role of an economist in the healthcare sector? (3:02)When do you know your model is good enough? (6:35)Can models help us predict the future? (7:37) What is a “super spreader”? (11:10)Which environments are more likely to create super spreader events? (13:24)What You Will Learn:What an economist actually does (1:49)What we learn from “causal inference” (3:41)Examples of Natural Experiments in hospitals and what we can learn from data (4:56)What the current models are predicting about transportation (8:54)The unintended side effects of the pandemic in the healthcare sector (9:26)What changes cities are already making to adapt (10:01)Learn more about Ashley O’Donoghue:LinkedInTwitterSuper Spreader StudyHarvard Business Review on Ashley’s ModelAI in Health CareLearn more about your host Ed Bernardon:LinkedinFuture Car: Driving a Lifestyle RevolutionMotorsports is speeding the way to safer urban mobilitySiemens Digital Industries Software See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27 minutes | 8 months ago
Stay Safe; Stay Connected: Transportation During The COVID-19 Crisis
It’s probably safe to say that one feeling we can all relate to as we navigate through this pandemic is one of uncertainty. In addition to thinking about our own individual lives, we’re also wondering what our governments are doing to adjust, and what changes they’re making to prepare for the future. Join Ed Bernardon, host of The Future Car Podcast as we navigate this “new normal” and how it is permanently restructuring our cities, and transportation is at the very center of those changes. We’re increasingly aware of our personal health and safety when we venture out into this brave new world, so what does that mean for how we get from A to B? In today’s episode, we’re talking about how critical the conversation about transportation will prove to be in a more safety centric world, and how that requires a multi-organizational approach to planning for the future. Everything is connected, and this pandemic has brought the relationship between transportation safety and hygiene to the forefront. Our guest today is Finch Fulton, the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy. The Alabama native joined the DOT as part of the new administration, and has worked on Capitol Hill under Jim McCreary (R-La), John Flemming (R-La), and former Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Al). He graduated with an MBA from Johns Hopkins University. Some Questions I ask:How do we use roads in a crisis? (2:06)What are companies doing in response to the pandemic? (8:12)How can we reach a level of hygiene on public transportation to make people feel safe? (12:49)How do you explain this technology to regulators in the federal government? (17:22)How is design taken into consideration for those with disabilities? (21:49)In this episode you will learn:Why transportation is so critical to our supply chain and who the real heroes are (4:38)How the DOT gets involved to make it easier to help deploy these types of technologies (11:44)How government mandates can delay progress (14:54)Why it’s important to communicate across sectors when introducing new technology. (19:34)Connect with Finch Fulton:LinkedinUS Department of TransportationTransport TopicsCSPANConnect with Eddie BernardonLinkedinFuture Car: Driving a Lifestyle RevolutionMotorsports is speeding the way to safer urban mobilitySiemens Digital Industries Software See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
33 minutes | a year ago
Driving Around the Globe with Henri Coron
Although autonomous vehicles are very publicly working through the boom-bust hype cycle, by now a small number of AV pioneers can point to multi-year track records with real-world deployments. To better understand the early trials, tribulations and triumphs of some of the very first AV deployments in the world, a few months back I sat down with Henri Coron. Henri is the Chief Development Officer of NAVYA, among the early AV pioneers. I first met him at the FIA Conference 2019 in South Africa. (For more our work with FIA, see this story.)LinksSiemens blog (including lightly edited interview transcript)Connect with Ed on LinkedInConnect with Henri via LinkedIn See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
35 minutes | a year ago
Q&A with Henri Coron
Unedited version of our summer 2019 conversation with NAVYA's Henri Coron. A shorter, more produced version of the episode is available here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
34 minutes | a year ago
Q&A with Gernot Spiegelberg
Fifty years from today, what will the world look like?On this podcast, we discuss the future of the automotive industry, the development of different types of cars, and how infrastructures in cities will need to transform. In this episode, we’re taking it one step further. We’re tackling a specific vision of how cities will transform, both above and below ground, as a result of the rapidly changing automotive industry. This episode features Gernot Spiegelberg, from the corporate research office for Siemens in Germany. He was one of the very first people interviewed on this podcast, and he’s back for one last episode before he retires. Before he starts the next chapter of his life, Gernot shares with us his specific vision for the future, including underground roads, a city filled with parks, and breathable air devoid of automotive-related pollutants. Together, we discuss how interconnected the automotive industry is with the rest of the world. From jobs inside and outside of the automotive industry, to the state of our world, to the ways we move around inside of buildings, Gernot paints us a picture of how the world is expeditiously changing. Some Questions I Ask: What are the most impressive things to happen in the automotive industry over the last decade? (1:09)What will cities look like in 50 years? (5:43) How will transportation technology improve accessibility? (15:50)What will the future of work look like as a result of the future of mobility? (20:26)What role do you think Siemens will play in making your vision of the future reality? (24:35)If you could give Siemens one piece of advice, what should they do to prepare for the future of the world? (28:38)What are you looking forward to as you go into a new stage of life? (30:17)In This Episode, You Will Learn: What part does Tesla play in driving electromobility in Europe? (4:01)How the roads will change as a result of our evolving travel needs. (8:25)How Gernot’s vision for the future of cities, roads, and autonomous vehicles will make traveling exponentially safer. (11:15)How society will transition from private ownership of cars to full mobility as a service. (18:15)How the insides of buildings will change over time as a result of the evolution of transportation. (22:54)What new challenges Siemens will have to face in the future. (25:14)Connect with Gernot Spiegelberg:LinkedIn See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31 minutes | a year ago
Envisioning a Greener Future with Gernot Spiegelberg
Fifty years from today, what will the world look like?On this podcast, we discuss the future of the automotive industry, the development of different types of cars, and how infrastructures in cities will need to transform. In this episode, we’re taking it one step further. We’re tackling a specific vision of how cities will transform, both above and below ground, as a result of the rapidly changing automotive industry. This episode features Gernot Spiegelberg, from the corporate research office for Siemens in Germany. He was one of the very first people interviewed on this podcast, and he’s back for one last episode before he retires. Before he starts the next chapter of his life, Gernot shares with us his specific vision for the future, including underground roads, a city filled with parks, and breathable air devoid of automotive-related pollutants. Together, we discuss how interconnected the automotive industry is with the rest of the world. From jobs inside and outside of the automotive industry, to the state of our world, to the ways we move around inside of buildings, Gernot paints us a picture of how the world is expeditiously changing. Connect with Gernot Spiegelberg:LinkedIn See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31 minutes | 2 years ago
The Future of Traffic Flow with Eric Gannaway
There’s nothing more annoying than inching along the road in a city with heavy traffic. With today’s traffic light systems, it’s not unusual to stop at a red light, travel 30 feet, then get stopped again. Rinse and repeat.There are, however, innovations in the works to create intelligent traffic systems: ones that collect data, analyze the patterns, and make adjustments in real-time, ultimately making traffic systems more efficient than they are today. In this episode, we go beyond talking about just autonomous cars. Instead, we’re investigating the world of autonomous and connected cars, and the infrastructure changes that will transform the way we travel.Eric Gannaway, from Siemens Intelligent Traffic Systems in Detroit, is our tour guide for this episode. Together, we discuss the potential costs and benefits of connected vehicles, how intelligent traffic systems will improve traffic flow, and what the future of employment in the automotive industry might look like. Connect with Eric Gannaway: LinkedInConnect with Eric Ed Bernardon: LinkedIn See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
36 minutes | 2 years ago
Q&A with Eric Gannaway
There’s nothing more annoying than inching along the road in a city with heavy traffic. With today’s traffic light systems, it’s not unusual to get stuck at a red light, travel 30 feet, then get stopped again. Rinse and repeat. There are, however, innovations in the works to create intelligent traffic systems: ones that collect data, analyze the patterns, and make adjustments in real-time, ultimately making traffic systems more efficient than they are today. In this episode, we’re going beyond talking about just autonomous cars. Instead, we’re investigating the world of autonomous and connected cars, and the infrastructural changes that will change the way we travel. Eric Gannaway, from Siemens Intelligent Traffic Systems in Detroit, is our tour guide for this episode. Together, we discuss the potential costs and benefits of connected vehicles, how intelligent traffic systems will improve the flow of traffic, and what the future of employment in the automotive industry will look like. Some Questions I Ask: How are connected vehicles related to autonomous vehicles? (4:45)What are the benefits of having my data collected with a connected vehicle? (6:23)How do you see connected vehicle technology evolving to become an entertainment system? (10:56)How does congestion charging work with connected vehicles? (19:32)How does vehicle to infrastructure communication help an autonomous car navigate? (20:50)How do intelligent traffic systems help in this multi-modal world? (24:26)What will the future of employment in the automotive industry look like? (27:04)In This Episode, You Will Learn: How Eric describes the future of transportation to his grandchild. (2:37)What a connected vehicle is. (5:05)What the ideal goal is for connected and autonomous vehicle development. (6:50)How intelligent traffic systems improve the flow of traffic. (13:16)What a geofence is. (20:24)Where the reduction in traffic congestion will come from. (25:19)What Eric sees as the most valuable feature for an autonomous vehicle. (34:52)Connect with Eric Gannaway: LinkedIn See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12 minutes | 2 years ago
David Fritz sits down with AutoSensTV in Detroit
David Fritz has been making the rounds to talk about the Siemens PAVE360 program, a validation environment for ADAS and automated driving that spans chips to vehicle hardware and software to simulated traffic flows. Here, David sits down with Automoblog's Carl Anthony at AutoSens in Detroit to run through the rationale behind the program, announced in May 2019 and already featured in EE Times and of course, on the Autonocast, our guests at AutoSens. (The Autonocast subscriber count now tops 45,000; nice job Ed, Kirsten and Alex!) In this interview, David gives his take on what keep execs at the big automakers and suppliers up at night, why these companies are contemplating (or already well down the road) in in-house custom chip design, and why existing chip architectures are insufficient for ADAS and automated driving applications. (Editor's note: This interview is available on YouTube, as well.) Connect with David Fritz: LinkedIn See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
66 minutes | 2 years ago
The car of the future: Electric, connected and autonomous | Joe Barkai
We commissioned independent analyst, Joe Barkai, to write this paper giving his take on how automotive design is changing given the oft-mentioned trends of electrification, connectivity and autonomy. We decided to present that paper in audio form in this episode, along with a brief introductory discussion with Joe, who's also Chairman of the Automotive IoT program at SAE International and former VP of research at IDC.Notably, Joe not only provides a relatively thorough and evergreen assessment of the megatrends daily in the news, but also devotes a bit of analysis to implications of all this disruption for PLM. He writes: "A common PLM platform enables uniform access to authoring tools and exchanges information with enterprise systems, automates manual processes and provides migration and translation from legacy systems. With integrations for enterprise software systems such as PDM, ALM, CAD and ERP, this next generation platform connects all users into a single set of information and processes."An editor's note here that the paper also includes links to source material and additional information, so if you enjoy the episode, make sure to download the PDF for more. You can find Joe on Twitter @JoeBarkai.Thanks for listening and let us know what you think about this format as we continue to experiment with how to make the most of our podcast feed. The example we are following here is from publications like The Economist and The New Yorker which offer some or all of their written articles in audio, as well. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
9 minutes | 2 years ago
The Automotive Digital Enterprise: A Today Problem
Ginni Saraswati reads a blog post from Andy Macleod entitled "The automotive digital enterprise: a today problem," published Friday, May 31st, 2019. Andy is director of automotive marketing for the Mentor portfolio at Siemens PLM Software, based in Austin. He is the author of handful of whitepapers, including "Chip Design for the Future of Mobility," compiled with help from occasional podcast co-host, Conor Peick. Andy has also made regular appearances on the podcast. His audioblog, "Cars, Mobility, Chip-to-City Design (and the iPhone4)" is the most downloaded episode of all time. And check out this long interview from fall of 2018 for more of his biography and backstory.In this episode you’ll learn:-The implications of the automotive industry moving towards new forms of transportation (01:00)-What differentiates winner companies from those who will not survive over the next decade (01:45)-How BMW CIO Klaus Straub describes the evolution of automotive IT systems (03:30)-The benefits of converging the car-building and IT worlds (04:15)-The meaning of digitalization and why should you care about it (05:10) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
43 minutes | 2 years ago
GWU Professor John Helveston on EVs in China
We came across Prof. Helveston first in this piece in Axios on prospects for EVs and AVs in China given a rule change on how foreign carmakers must operate in the country. The rule had required joint ventures with Chinese firms for all foreign car companies looking to make and sell vehicles in China. Now it's easier for foreign carmakers and aerospace firms to own factories in China. According to Prof. Helveston's research, the rule may have hindered tech transfer from the global brands while simultaneously spurring innovation in China's domestic EV market, one of the most vibrant in the world. In this episode we walk through this 2019 research paper in the journal "Research Policy" by Prof. Helveston documenting the phenomenon. The paper includes interviews with more than 50 people, from industry and government, lots of data on vehicle sales in China, and four case studies of independent domestic EV firms in China. Prof. Helveston is joined in this episode by Puneet Sinha, past guest of the show and frequent blogger on the topic of EVs. Here's one look at how electrified cities of the future will look and sound. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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