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The Future Car: A Siemens Podcast
38 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
The Endless Possibilities of STEM education with Beth Paretta of Paretta Autosport | Pt. 2
There are certain moments in history that everyone remembers. There are events that changed our perspective of the planet, like the first moon landing. Others that changed the way we live, like the tech revolution. And others that changed our perspectives about what was achievable, like the first majority female racing team to qualify for the notoriously competitive, male-driven Indy 500 motorsports race. In this segment of our Women Driving the Future series, Ed Bernardon continues the conversation with Beth Paretta of Paretta Autosport. Not only has the team she put together helped demonstrate that barriers can be broken, but it’s also shown other women that careers in motorsports and other STEM fields hold plenty of promising opportunities. In today’s episode, we dig deeper into the logistics of putting a talented team together in a short period of time, and we discuss the challenges of turning people with other day jobs into a quick on their feet team of racing technicians, strategists, and crew members. We also talk about how her team was received in this long male-dominated industry, and how she's helping to encourage more women to think about careers in STEM.Some Questions I Ask:What does your hashtag, #drivenbywomen, stand for? (2:15)Has the motorsports community been 100% supportive? (10:05)How does your team promote STEM education for women? (15:38)What would you do differently for the next race? (23:29)When can we catch another race with your team? (25:56)What You’ll Learn in this Episode:The reason car companies have racing programs (3:47)Why motorsports, in particular, holds unique opportunities for women (7:48)The tweet that proved fans were behind the Paretta team (12:28)Why STEM should be investing more in kids (17:08)The ripple effect of having more women in racing (21:50)Connect with Beth Paretta: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.
59 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
Driving a Historic Race into the Future with Beth Paretta of Paretta Autosport | Pt. 1
The Indy 500 is a race steeped in history. It’s 110 years old and keeps rising in popularity, particularly among women. And many of these women aren’t just in the stands, they’re down on the track taking center stage in the action. For them, the race isn’t just a part of history. It’s a place where history is made. In this segment of our Women Driving the Future series, Ed Bernardon interviews Beth Paretta, owner of Paretta Autosport. As the first majority women's team to ever participate in the Indianapolis 500, they’re making history while inspiring more and more women to explore careers in STEM by showing them what’s possible.In today’s episode, part 1 of a two part talk, you’ll hear why this race is so historically important, and how Beth Paretta was inspired to build her predominantly female team. She takes us on a deep dive to understand racing as a business, and explains why the marketing aspect of the sport has to be relied upon so heavily. You’ll also hear what it’s like to be in the pit at the Indy 500, and an interesting story about her rocky, but impression-making, first meeting with the legendary Roger Penske. Some Questions I Ask:What's so difficult about making all those left turns in the Indy 500? (2:38)What are the top challenges when building an Indy 500 team? (10:08)How did you train your over the wall team in such a short period of time? (21:08)What did that feel like those 75 minutes of riding the bubble? (33:11)How did that first meeting with Roger Penske go? (42:45)What car designer do you admire? (57:40)What You’ll Learn in this Episode:What it’s like in Indianapolis leading up to the Indy 500 (4:19)The differences between cars racing in Formula One, Indy 500 and NASCAR (8:39)The definition of a Factory Driver (15:53)A day in the life of working in the pit at the Indy 500 (25:01)Transforming a hobby into a career (39:00)Standing out by holding your ground (51:48)Connect with Beth Paretta: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.
61 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Educating the Automotive Industry Workforce of the Future with Elaina Farnsworth
As we enter the future of transportation, we’re becoming part of a world where convenience rules the day. We no longer need keys to start engines, we can voice command our way through making phone calls, selecting music to drive to, take out orders for dinner, and directions from A to B. On the other side of all of this convenience are the people who keep it running. Maintaining technological complex systems is where the crossover between engineers and technicians takes place. The problem is that combining those skill sets is uncharted territory, particularly when it comes to education. This new technology frontier calls for a revamped system of training in order to prepare the next generation of hybrid “automotive technicians” slash “software gurus” for the workforce.In this episode of the Women Driving the Future series, Ed Bernardon welcomes Elaina Farnsworth, CEO of The NEXT Education. As a speaker, writer, and industry influencer, she’s been instrumental in shaping the conversation around workforce education. Her organization provides certification for the workforce of the future, encompassing all skilled tradespeople within Autonomous, Industrial Mobility, Cyber Security and Smart City technologies. This week, we’re discussing the importance of adapting the existing education system when it comes to the complex needs of the automotive industry. You’ll learn how automation is shaping the autonomous future, and how the need for upskilling and reskilling tradespeople helped bring The NEXT Education programs to life. We’ll also talk about the growing opportunities within the automotive industry, and we’ll define exactly where we’re at and where we’re headed on our autonomous journey. Some Questions I Ask:How did the idea for The NEXT Education come about? (4:58)What kind of rules do you have to break to become a “Rule Breaker” award winner? (12:45)What kind of information is a connected car with a human driver in it getting from a traffic light or from infrastructure that would make my trip better? (21:19)What could someone like a tele-operator make per year once they have the certificate? (44:54)Can you tell us about the Top 100 Women in Cyber and Mobility program? (50:55)What You’ll Learn in this Episode:Why it’s important for women to have awareness of the opportunities within tech (3:55)The difference between certification and credentialing programs and four-year degrees (10:08)Breaking down the meanings behind the autonomous acronyms (16:18)The role of The NEXT Education in the autonomous revolution (26:08)Where experience meets education (34:22)The disappearing stigma of trade school education (46:17)Connect With Elaina Farnsworth: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.
20 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
Easing the Process of Product Verification and Validation with Digitalization
Imagine working really hard over several months to design a product, only to find out when you get to the verification phase that it suddenly doesn’t pass the necessary requirements to get to market. This causes a lot of headaches and costs a lot of time. But what if there was some way to know that you’re ticking all of the boxes necessary to ensure product validation as you go?Well, the good news is we’re there, technologically speaking. Digitalization is helping companies leverage information throughout the design process to make sure product verification and validation requirements are being met. Not only does it allow companies to maximize efficiency, but it helps them deliver higher quality products from the start. Nand Kochhar, Vice President of Automotive and Transportation for Siemens Software, joins us again today as we explore product validation. He’ll explain how virtual verification and validation through digitalization is helping companies collect and combine the right information, saving time on the journey towards final integration and validation.In this episode, you’ll hear how continuous validation works, a few of the biggest benefits companies gain by integrating it in the workplace, and the role of simulation throughout that process. We’ll also take a peek into the future and hear how product validation is changing with the introduction of new technologies, and how vehicle integration is being considered within the infrastructure of smart cities.Some Questions I Ask:What's new about making sure that the final vehicle is meeting the requirements set in the product definition? (1:29)How does continuous validation work? (3:07)What are the key requirements that are being validated for software systems? (8:07)How might verification and validation handle vehicle integrations within existing city infrastructures? (15:38) What You’ll Learn in this Episode:One major benefit of the continuous verification process (3:31)The role of simulation (4:20)The elements of a successful final validation phase (11:21)The most critical aspect of product validation (18:17)Connect with Nand Kochhar:LinkedInConnect with Scott Clemmons:LinkedIn See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
49 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
From Back Office to the Driver’s Seat: The transformation of the Automotive CIO with Mamatha Chamarthi
As the technology universe remains in a constant state of flux, the roles we perform begin to shape-shift. As vehicles become more and more reliant on computers and software to operate, information technology (IT) has gone from the back-office to front and center in the car business. Automotive has become a high-technology industry where car companies need to compete with the best from Silicon Valley. These changes continuously redefine the paradigm as software takes on greater significance within the automotive industry and the role of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) transforms and expands.In this episode of the Women Driving the Future series, Ed Bernardon talks to Mamatha Chamarthi, Head of Software, Business, and Product management for Stellantis, where she leads software business and product management. She is an auto industry veteran who’s witnessed the digital revolution firsthand and the transformation of the CIO into a modern Chief Digital Officer or CDO. Having been a part of the pre-digital era of auto manufacturing, she now draws upon her unique experiential and educational background to seamlessly transition into an industry leader for the digital age.Today, you’ll hear how she developed the skill set that’s made her so successful, what it was like stepping into a role that you have to invent as you go, and how she helped workers overcome their resistance to digitalization. You’ll also get a glimpse into the future of the in-cabin transportation experience, learn what it takes to turn an auto company into a technology company, and hear how more women are being encouraged to get involved in the technology industry with the help of role models like herself. And finally, what does a modern CIO do to relax when not on the job. Learn that and more in the final moments of this episode in our Rapid Fire section.Some Questions I Ask:What inspired you to get into the auto business? (5:51)What was it like working for a car company in the late '90s? (9:21)What was the transition from CIO to CDO like? (13:50)How would you summarize the digital transformation of the automobile? (22:50)How do you transform an automotive company into a technology software company? (33:06)How are you helping inspire other women to take on similar roles? (40:02)What You’ll Learn in this Episode:Where art and science collide in the tech universe (3:29)How IT has moved from the back office to the driver's seat (10:52)Expectations from the customer perspective (17:46)Understanding the resistance to digital transformation (19:12)What the future experience of transit looks like (25:28)Using data to understand customer trends (36:13)Connect With Mamatha Chamarthi:TwitterLinkedInStellantisConnect 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.
22 minutes | May 26, 2021
Connected Engineering and the Drive towards Digitalization with Nand Kochhar
We know that technology has become the great differentiator when it comes to adaptability within industrial manufacturing. As consumer needs change abruptly, design and manufacturing alterations need to happen swiftly and with minimal disruption. The entire chain of production is affected by even the smallest adjustments. Traditional manufacturing methods are no longer enough to keep up. Advanced solutions are required if manufacturers want to stay competitive, and connected engineering holds the key to complex systems development.Today, Nand Kochhar, Vice President of Automotive and Transportation for Siemens Software, returns to the show. We’ll build on our discussion from the last episode about the five pillars of SSE by diving into connected engineering. Nand will help us understand how this new technology is used in manufacturing and the importance of connectivity as the industry transitions towards electric vehicles.In this episode, we’ll talk about why digitalization is so important in this shift, and how it serves as a more efficient system for innovation, production, and delivery. You’ll hear how established companies can transition smoothly into connected engineering, and why it can be a simpler process for startups to implement. You’ll also learn how companies are physically and digitally transitioning through this technological shift.Some Questions I Ask:How is connected engineering different as an interdisciplinary design? (1:29)What is the biggest hurdle to implementing connected engineering? (3:39)Has the influx of automotive startups accelerated the need for digitalization? (6:40)Are there still values to be realized with the development of internal combustion vehicles? (15:27)How could an OEM use connected engineering to optimize both their Ais vehicles and also developing EV technologies at the same time? (16:58)What You’ll Learn in this Episode:Why transparency is so important (2:01)How companies can overcome the hurdles of transitioning technology (5:14)Why startups have an advantage when implementing new technology (7:18)Digitalization as a substitute for proximity (10:48)How manufacturers are transitioning from Ais to EV platforms (18:30)Connect with Nand Kochhar:LinkedInConnect with Scott Clemmons:LinkedIn See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
71 minutes | May 19, 2021
Cyber security startup Cybellum defends against automotive cyber security attacks.
The rise of technology has completely changed the way we think about security. Breaking into a building, a car, or a computer system used to require physical action and brute force, but today, that’s no longer the case. Technology has eased the burden of the hacker, and remote access is an everyday occurrence. Today, not only can criminals forego the ‘80s-style ski masks and the convoluted plans; now they don’t even have to leave the house.Despite the potential threats, we’re still romanced by the possibilities of automated transportation. So, how do we stay safe in a world controlled by remote software? Well, we’re best leaving that job to the experts. And thankfully, highly-trained hands are already on the case. In this special episode of The Future Car Podcast, we’re talking about cybersecurity. Ed Bernardon interviews Slava Bronfman, the CEO and Co-Founder of Cybellum. His cybersecurity company focuses specifically on automotive product security, identifying potential threats to the software supply chain, and ensuring that the entire network remains impenetrable. Today, you’ll hear about the unique trajectory of a cyber start-up founder, and how his time spent in the Israeli Defense Forces prepared him especially well for a career in software defense. We’ll discuss the rise of cyber vulnerabilities as cars and transportation become more complex, and how his team manages threats from a defense perspective. You’ll also gain an understanding of the layers involved in securing a vehicle software system, and how the security industry stays one step ahead of hackers in order to keep drivers safe. Some Questions I Ask:What's it like to work for the Israeli Defense Forces? (3:32)How did your experience in the defense forces help prepare you for a cybersecurity startup? (11:02)What's the benefit of having your vehicle connected? (25:28) What needs to be improved in order to help increase cybersecurity? (32:42)Is the WP 29 regulation helping to standardize security regulations? (37:05)Are people ever going to accept autonomous vehicles and feel comfortable driving in one? (47:58)How do you stay ahead of the hackers? (59:08)What You’ll Learn in this Episode:The difference between offense and defense in the world of cybersecurity (6:26)How Cybellum was born (15:24)A typical auto-related cybercrime (17:52)Understanding the layers of cybersecurity (29:16)The challenges of trying to keep systems secure (45:12)How Cybellum uses the digital twin (50:47)Why consumers should feel optimistic about vehicle security (1:01:50)Connect With Slava Bronfman:LinkedInCybellumConnect 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.
22 minutes | May 12, 2021
How Product Definition is Helping Manufacturers Adapt and Stay Competitive with Nand Kochhar
When we look at where manufacturing is today, it’s clear that technology is maturing rapidly. Degrees of complexity continue to increase, which means that planning, communication, and collaboration at every phase of development and production are critical. If companies want to keep a competitive edge, their software needs to match those ambitions. Software and Systems Engineering is how companies achieve that goal, and it begins with a well-structured, disciplined approach to problems and the willingness to keep innovating. By adopting a clear Product Definition, teams are able to manage these growing complexities and take advantage of the collaborative benefits of digitalization. Today, I’m welcoming Nand Kochhar back to the show. He’s Vice President of Automotive and Transportation for Siemens Software, and an expert when it comes to explaining how companies can use this new technology to gain an edge on the competition, and simultaneously ease pressure on engineering teams as technological complexities continue to increase. In this episode, we’re focusing on Product Definition and why it's so important in Software and Systems Engineering. We’ll cover all of the ways it helps teams manage ever-increasing design complexities, and why digitalization is a necessity in today’s competitive market. We’ll also talk about the overall benefits to engineers using the MBSE approach, and how it helps manage elaborately detailed design processes. Some Questions I Ask:What exactly is a Product Definition? (1:25)How can Product Definition help teams manage increased design complexities? (4:53)What are some strategies that companies can use to define this design space? (6:33)How does digitalization allow for collaboration? (11:28)What happens if one of the Product Definition requirements changes? (17:17)How do you see the MBSE approach helping engineers and engineering departments handle the complexity of new vehicle designs? (20:38)What You’ll Learn in this Episode:The five pillars of SSE (0:48)A practical example of Product Definition (2:48)The number one challenge for automotive OEMs (8:01)Why digitalization is a necessity (10:04)One key advantage of collaboration between suppliers and OEMs (16:09)Why adaptability is critical (19:36)Connect with Nand Kochhar:LinkedInConnect with Scott Clemmons:LinkedIn See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
32 minutes | May 5, 2021
Part 2: How Virtual Reality is Making Mobility Accessible for Everyone with Sofia Lewandowski
As we continue to steer towards a more mobility-inclusive future, there’s a restructuring that needs to take place. This goes for our perceptions of what is possible in terms of automated transportation, and how we make sure that this technology wave is being executed in terms of production. You might say it’s a restructuring from the factory floor up. Artificial Intelligence is entering our workspace in subtle ways already, but the future is proving bright for AI in more direct operations too. It’s being used as a training tool for machine operators, and it’s providing valuable information that operators, designers, and managers can use to change how we do things, improving training access and efficiency along the way.In this episode of the Women Driving the Future series, Ed Bernardon continues his conversation with Sofia Lewandowski. As a Senior UX Researcher, IoT & Industry 4.0 at FactoryPal, her work happens directly on the factory floor where she can help shape both the design and assembly process. The virtual environment she’s created has paved the way for accessible mobility for the masses. In this follow-up episode, we’ll learn the different mindset around creating vehicles versus establishing the groundwork for building better, more accessible vehicles. She’ll share what she’s learned from working remotely during the pandemic, and how it may be shifting the future of how we work. You’ll also hear her perspective on women working in the software and automotive industries. Some Questions I Ask:What kinds of machines are you working with on the factory floor? (1:51)How is AI used in this application? (2:45)What’s different about the goals working at HFM versus FactoryPal? (7:21)How do you think people feel about artificial intelligence? (10:23)How do you think the role of women compares in the automotive and software industries? (22:13)What You’ll Learn in this Episode:How FactoryPal is helping machine operators (0:44)Training through experience versus AI (4:51)Where the fear around AI comes from (13:09)How the pandemic has shaped the future of work (18:45)How AV’s might help impatient drivers (24:38)Connect With Sofia Lewandowski: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.
15 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Meeting the Challenges of Design Complexity in the Automotive Industry with Nand Kochhar
The layers of complexity in the automotive industry continue to increase as consumers demand more sustainable and fuel-efficient vehicles. Along with those demands, the changing government regulations also pose additional challenges that the industry must find new and innovative ways of meeting. These multifaceted needs are being met through the adoption of systems engineering, and the continued introduction of electrical and software systems throughout the automotive industry. My guest today is Nand Kochhar, Vice President of Automotive and Transportation for Siemens Software. He understands first hand the challenges being faced by the industry today, how Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) plays a role, and solutions being developed to make these complex problems much easier to solve. In this episode, we’ll talk about how the industry has evolved in terms of software and systems engineering, and how real customers are meeting the challenges of a more complex design process. We’ll also discuss the importance of interconnectivity, and how the digital twin makes that process easier for companies by embracing digital solutions. Some Questions I Ask:How does the software and systems engineering of today compare to the early days of the automotive efforts in this space? (3:50)How does software and systems engineering apply to electrification? (7:59)How do you see the role of model-based systems engineering and the approach with software and systems engineering changing over the next decade? (10:21)What You’ll Learn in this Episode:How electronics and software development have changed how automakers develop vehicles (00:27)How the industry is adapting to increased complexity (2:17)Where the system of systems concept comes into play (5:42)The various considerations of electric versus gasoline in the manufacturing process (10:49)How a Model Based Systems Engineering approach supports product development (11:54)How one company is succeeding in developing more complex vehicle design (12:56)Connect with Nand Kochhar:LinkedInConnect with Conor Peick:LinkedIn See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
How Virtual Reality is Making Mobility Accessible for Everyone with Sofia Lewandowski
The promise of technology is to make life easier for everyone. In order to achieve that, designers have to understand the full range of the audience they’re designing for. Nowhere is that more challenging than when trying to understand the diversity of mental and physical disabilities that prevent people from accessing independent mobility. Traditional design methods can’t possibly take into account the individual challenges that represent this segment of the population. In order to understand the needs of people with disabilities, we have to think outside of the box. Designers have to consider a wide range of options for operations like lifting a handle, opening a door, starting an engine, and safely operating a vehicle.In this episode of the Women Driving the Future series, Ed Bernardon interviews Sofia Lewandowski. She’s a Senior UX Researcher, IoT & Industry 4.0 at FactoryPal, where she works directly on the factory floor to help design and create vehicles that work for everyone. Rather than assuming an understanding of the unique needs of the disabled, Lewandowski created a virtual environment that enabled people with a wide range of disabilities to be a part of the design process. Today, we’ll talk about how she came up with the idea of combining virtual reality and autonomy, and how the consumers it benefits are instrumental in making these designs function for everyone. You’ll also hear about the use cases where the virtual design process has been successful on the ground.Some Questions I Ask:What inspired you to help people with disabilities gain better access to mobility using autonomous vehicles? (3:20)When did you recognize that virtual reality could play a part in designing and helping autonomous vehicles help people with disabilities? (5:07)What was your role at HFM in the design process? (11:56)How do you understand what’s needed when designing vehicle interiors? (16:40)How close does virtual reality actually get to what you ultimately create in hardware? (23:39)What You’ll Learn in this Episode:Why the traditional design process doesn’t account for the needs of people with disabilities (5:50)How the modular vehicle platform widened the realm of accessibility (9:22)Use cases that helped seniors with limited mobility get from A to B, and helped students stay connected when getting around on campus (14:11)How virtual reality is used to design for the disabled (20:10)Connect With Sofia Lewandowski: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.
48 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
Transportation Revolution: Autonomous Vehicle Development - Part 2
As the pace of autonomous technology brings us ever closer to a new era of transportation, the future is closer than we think. Every level of preparation and adaptation related to getting autonomous vehicles road-ready must be mapped out. This includes safety vetting through high-level testing and certification processes, a better understanding of autonomous technology on behalf of consumers, and updates to regulation and legislation. Once again I’m joined by Nand Kochhar, the Vice President of Automotive and Transportation Industry at Siemens Digital Industries Software. With his industry expertise, he’ll provide deeper insight on the various levels of autonomy, their definitions, and where we’re currently at on the autonomy spectrum with today’s technology. In this episode, we’ll also discuss AV verification, testing, validation, and how confidence in this new technology is created among consumers and companies. You’ll learn the four primary ways companies are pushing the boundaries of AV development in order to move the technology forward, and where that intersects with regulations and legislation. You’ll also get a sneak peek of how autonomy might alter the urban experience as we get closer to the future of autonomous vehicle utilization. Some Questions I Ask:How can passengers and companies be confident that vehicles are able to perform safely and comfortably? (5:51)Is the amount of physical and virtual testing happening at the same level? (9:23)What are the effects of new regulations on the future of vehicle validation and certification? (11:53)What’s the impetus behind the partnerships that have formed among industry competitors? (21:40)What are the values and challenges of remote monitoring? (34:36)How are business challenges accelerating or holding back emerging trends of autonomy? (40:05)How critical are autonomous vehicles to the mobility-as-a-service concept? (44:14)In This Episode You Will Learn:The five levels of vehicle autonomy and how they’re defined (1:08)Understanding the vehicle components and how they relate to one another (13:46)The physics based simulation model (17:42)How we can push the boundaries of autonomy and continue to develop the technology (29:19)How society as a whole can prepare for an autonomous future (32:31)Securing the autonomous framework (36:20)How AV’s navigate cities (41:32)Let’s Connect!LinkedInA&T Graphic WebsiteConnect With Nand Kochhar:LinkedInEmail: email@example.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
38 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
Building a More Accessible Transportation Future
Mobility is something we rely on every day. Whether it’s the capability of our own two feet, our access to public transportation, or our physical and mental ability to operate a vehicle, mobility allows us freedom and independence. But, it’s something many of us probably take for granted. The usual methods don’t actually work for everyone. As we leap into the next generation of transportation technology, we have a unique opportunity to think differently about design. We can create solutions that allow everyone to get from A to B with ease. In this episode of the Women Driving the Future series, Ed Bernardon interviews Ann Frye, Director, Ann Frye Ltd and Campbell McKee, President of the European Mobility Group. Frye is an expert and consultant in the area of mobility for people with disabilities, as well as accessibility and transportation. She has worked globally with governments and other transportation organizations to help make transportation available and accessible to everyone. The European Mobility Group is a nonprofit organization that helps adapt existing vehicles so that they can be operated by people with disabilities.Today, we’ll talk about how these two are working to create a future where people with disabilities, and their passengers, have better access to mobility. They’ll share why universal design is an important step towards leveling accessibility, and why it’s important for designers and engineers to understand the breadth of, and have empathy for, the users of the options and solutions that they create. Some Questions I Ask:What variety of things do you have to address for the people you help? (3:45) How are you accommodating those who are transportation challenged? (6:40)What are the typical challenges you face when you work with governments or transportation agencies? (8:31)What opportunities do you see now that we're at the cusp of being able to add autonomy, and the possibility of redesign, to vehicles? (18:48)What concerns do you have when it comes to autonomous vehicles? (21:30)What You’ll Learn in this Episode:The quality that designers must possess in order to create the right mobility options for those with disabilities (0:48) The specificity of needs that must be met to make transportation possible for everyone (4:58)Why some people might not initially be comfortable with this level of technology (13:04)An example of accidentally clever vehicle design that made things more comfortable for everyone (26:25)Why the test group for new design needs to be diverse (31:46)Connect With Campbell McKee:LinkedInConnect With Ann Frye:Transportation Associates NetworkConnect 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.
17 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
Transportation Revolution: Autonomous Vehicle Development - Part 1
The idea of autonomous vehicles has long been seen as something futuristic. But as we get closer and closer to the development of that technology, we’re realizing that actually deploying it is an equally complex set of challenges.Today, we’re circling back to Nand Kochhar, the Vice President of Automotive and Transportation Industry here at Siemens Digital Industries Software. He’ll give us an overview of the particular challenges to deploying this level of technology, and the complexity of the systems needed to get to that point. In this episode, we’ll talk about the specific regulations that exist and those that need to be considered, along with the policy partnerships required to create them. We’ll also hear about the important role digitalization plays for companies weaving together the various disciplines involved in autonomous vehicle development. Some Questions I Ask:What will it take to reach true self-driving, fully autonomous vehicles? (1:21)How do you see shared mobility tying together the multiple ongoing trends in the automotive industry? (5:33)Are major automakers trying to shift their business models to adapt to these trends? (8:12)What do companies and automakers need to be doing in order to remain competitive, and to thrive and succeed? (10:28)In This Episode You Will Learn:What needs to happen before full level 5 autonomy can be achieved (3:13)The biggest concern about getting autonomous vehicles on the road (4:17)Why collaboration with cities is so important (6:07)How mega-cities are shaping the future of mobility (10:53)The important role digitalization plays (12:58)Let’s Connect!LinkedInMentor Graphic WebsiteConnect With Nand Kochhar:LinkedInEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
35 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
Engineering F1 Racing & Mobility: Hear the role one race car engineer plays
On our last episode, we talked about the high level of innovation that takes place behind the scenes of the F1 racing industry. In order to get these impressive race cars out of the idea phase and onto the track, it takes teamwork. Large numbers of talented racing engineers come together in order to sketch, simulate, build, and race these impressive feats of fast transit. But there’s a lot more to discover if we dig deeper behind the scenes. In an industry that’s long been male dominated, our series has paid special attention to the women who are changing the face of the motorsport industry, both on and off the track. In this week’s episode of our Women Driving the Future series, we’re catching up with part 2 of Ed Bernardon’s interview with Composite Design Engineer Elizabeth Apthorp, from the Alpine F1 Team. In this segment, she talks about how engineering leads to actual race car parts, how race cars are specifically designed for the drivers, the diverse perspective that women bring to the motorsports industry, and what Formula 1 race cars might look like in the future. Hear a F1 engineer’s surprising responses to these questions:How does the human driver factor into the design element? (0:17)What do you think is the most exciting part of being a motorsport engineer? (4:47)What do you think someone should consider a career in racing? (12:49)What do you think an F1 car is going to look like 15-20 years from now? (18:40)What's so different about an F1 power plant versus what you have in a commercial car, in terms of fuel efficiency? (24:12)How do you think being a racing engineer is going to help prepare the engineers of the future for engineering our future of mobility? (27:53)What You’ll Learn about Race Car Engineering, Diversity & Future Mobility:How seats are molded to fit the race car driver (3:10)Elizabeth’s favorite F1 track in the world (6:30)How diversity benefits a motorsport team (8:15)Why exposure to the motorsport industry is important for young women (14:17)How the race industry affects transportation technology (21:54)Carbon neutrality goals in F1 racing (25:39)Connect with our Guest Elizabeth Apthorp:LinkedInTwitterConnect with our 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.
41 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
Transportation Revolution: Vehicle Electrification
I’m your host, Conor Peick, Head Marketing Communications Writer at Mentor Graphics. In this episode, I welcome back Nand Kochhar to talk about electric vehicles. Nand is the Vice President at Siemens Automotive and Transportation Industry and offers a unique perspective on the EV field. We chat about the environmental factors driving the EV revolution, the challenges traditional fueling station infrastructures face, and the concept of customization regarding EVs. Nand and I also explore what the rise of electric vehicles means for the autonomous vehicle field and much more. Some Questions I Ask:What are the main factors pushing EV innovation? (2:04)What are the most pressing engineering and design challenges facing EVs? (5:20)How can the industry make charging stations as ubiquitous as gas stations? (10:48)Will the availability of EV service infrastructure limit their geographical reach? (18:40)What are companies doing to address the challenge of end-of-life recycling? (28:30)What impact does the societal trend toward the electrification of public transport have on EV adoption? (33:57)What do you see as the relationship between EVs and autonomous vehicles? (36:36)In This Episode You Will Learn:The challenges that play into mass customization of EVs (7:10)How EVs will change the concept of auto upgrades (9:00)Whether Tesla is the leader of the pack in regards to EV battery technology (21:49)What other leading automotive companies are doing to catch up to Tesla (24:27)About the safety concerns involving rapid charging (25:25)The environmental implications of creating EV batteries (29:54)Let’s Connect!LinkedInMentor Graphic WebsiteConnect With Nand Kochhar:LinkedInEmail: email@example.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21 minutes | Mar 12, 2021
Transportation Revolution: Introduction
Welcome to the very first episode of this new series of The Future Car Podcast - The Transportation Revolution! I’m your host, Conor Peick, Head Marketing Communications Writer at Mentor Graphics. Joining me on the show today is Nand Kochhar, Vice President at Siemens Automotive and Transportation Industry, who shares his perspective on how COVID-19 has affected his workflow from a manufacturing standpoint. I also ask Nand what tech trends he’s noticed having worked in the industry for such a long time, why infrastructure plays such a key role in the development and logistical efforts of manufacturing electric vehicles, and what digital transformation has meant for his sector at Siemens. Some Questions I Ask:Nand, what have been the most significant changes you’ve seen within the automotive and manufacturing industry over the course of your career? (2:03)How do the disruptions caused by COVID-19 relate to digital transformation & Why do you think you have succeeded to implement it when others have struggled? (4:11)Do you think it’s easier for smaller companies to adopt new changes to their workflow as opposed to a larger OEM? (6:02)Do you think partnerships between brands will accelerate the development of autonomous and electric vehicles? (11:23)How has electrification changed the development process for electric vehicles? (12:59)In This Episode You Will Learn:Some background on Nand Kochhar and his experience within the industry (1:07)The disruptions to the manufacturing industry caused by COVID-19 (3:22)The benefits to brand partnerships & How they can accelerate the production of new tech (7:14)Nand’s perspective on the emergence of non-traditional automotive companies (9:27)The role infrastructure plays in the development of electric vehicles (14:55)How the need for efficiency is putting pressure on the industry (19:42)Let’s Connect!LinkedInMentor Graphic WebsiteConnect With Nand Kochhar:LinkedInEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
2 minutes | Mar 12, 2021
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34 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
Behind the Scenes of Formula One Design with Elizabeth Apthorp, Composite Design Engineer at Alpine F1.
We know that race cars are built to go fast. Materials are carefully selected and the aerodynamics of movement are constant considerations. Seeing these mechanical marvels traveling at furious speeds around the track, it makes you wonder...who builds these things? Formula 1 design requires constant teamwork and never-ceasing innovation. From concept to race day, there are teams working together in order to get these cars over the finish line. There are professional aerodynamicists and engineers who work behind the scenes every day in order to conceptualize, build, re-conceptualize, and repeat. In this segment of our Women Driving the Future series, Ed Bernardon interviews Elizabeth Apthorp, Composite Design Engineer at Alpine F1 Team in Enstone, England. In part one of a two-episode series, she reveals what goes on behind the scenes of F1 design, the challenges of building sturdy, yet race-worthy, machines, and she discloses a few surprising engineering secrets. Some Questions I Ask:How did your experiences lead you to this work? (3:16)What exactly is a Formula One car and how is it different than a NASCAR or IndyCar? (9:58)How many people work at Alpine F1 Team? (11:49)What’s something you’ve designed that you’re really proud of? (20:54)What surprised you the most about the difficulty in taking a piece of composite material and trying to shape it into what you needed? (28:43)What You’ll Learn in this Episode:What inspired her interest in F1 (2:32)Her engineering mentor in the industry (6:02)The cost of building a Formula One car (13:10)Her favorite part of the job (15:34)The unique properties of carbon fiber (24:25)A surprising fact about F1 parts (26:25)Connect with Elizabeth Apthorp: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.
30 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
The Impact of COVID-19 On the Automotive Industry
The effects of COVID-19 have bled across so many different sectors within the development and manufacturing industry, and have forced automotive manufacturers to rethink how they design, develop, and produce new vehicles. In particular, automakers have had to find ways to ensure the safety of their employees, their families, and the communities in which they live and work, all while doing their best to continue vehicle development and manufacturing. I'm your host, Conor Peick, and today, I’m joined by the Vice President of Siemens Automotive and Transportation Industry, Nand Kochhar, to discuss some of the specific impacts the pandemic has had on the automotive industry, and also, the strategies that have helped companies cope. Nand shares how the adjustment to COVID-19 safe environments and remote work has impacted those within his line of work, how increased collaboration has streamlined processes across their supply chains, and how these workflow shifts will boost resilience for divisions across Siemens and the digital manufacturing field. To hear more, tune in to today’s episode of the Future Car Podcast, from Siemens Digital Industries Software!Some Questions I Ask:What has helped or hindered the challenges companies faced this year & What specific strategies have been innovative? (2:38)Do you think other departments have had a harder time adjusting to remote work? (5:28)How is adapting to digitalization going to make customers stronger after the pandemic? (6:41)Do you foresee a regression to our old ways of doing things before the COVID-19 or will these technological changes stay permanent? (9:18)What do you think the key steps are to reopening the manufacturing industry? (12:38)Do you think automation will be pushed into tasks that haven’t traditionally used it? (18:43)Do you see an opportunity in terms of future-proofing supply chains? (20:35)In This Episode You Will Learn:The challenges COVID-19 has brought upon the automotive and transportation industry (1:16)How Siemens has utilized digitalization during the pandemic (4:38)The role digitalization plays in the longevity of the automotive industry (9:46)New and emerging technologies that automotive companies are working on in order to build resilience (16:52)How digitalization has made a difference in terms of company success, ability, and survival (22:13)The lessons auto suppliers have learned and applied today from the 2007 economic recession (23:33)The importance of collaboration throughout multiple supply chains (26:03)Connect with Conor Peick:LinkedInMentor Graphic WebsiteConnect With Nand Kochhar:LinkedInEmail: email@example.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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