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SAE Tomorrow Today, a podcast from SAE International, hosted by Grayson Brulte focuses on the impact of the advancement of mobility knowledge and solutions for the benefit of humanity. As a trusted partner to mobility engineers for more than 110 years, SAE International provides unique and dynamic perspectives from innovative industry leaders on the challenges of tomorrow.

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SAE Tomorrow Today, a podcast from SAE International, hosted by Grayson Brulte focuses on the impact of the advancement of mobility knowledge and solutions for the benefit of humanity. As a trusted partner to mobility engineers for more than 110 years, SAE International provides unique and dynamic perspectives from innovative industry leaders on the challenges of tomorrow.

    138. How Smart Farming Can Feed a Growing Population

    138. How Smart Farming Can Feed a Growing Population

    Autonomous technology is transforming industries—and farming is no exception.
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    From food security to greater environmental awareness, there are many factors increasing the demand for enhanced productivity and efficiency in agriculture. Smart farming, defined as the modern use of information and communication technologies in agriculture, is one answer to these challenges.
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    As we look to the future, smart farming will include the use of autonomous agricultural vehicles, including tractors and other machinery, to help farmers produce more food, more sustainably, from the same amount of land. To achieve this goal, farmers and researchers from around the world are developing standards and specifications using the latest autonomous technologies and infrastructure to make farming more holistic, sustainable, and efficient.
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    We sat down with Johannes Lehmann, Head of Business Development, Smart Farming at the German Institute for Standardization (DIN), to discuss the autonomous agricultural machinery market, key drivers and barriers to adoption, and how autonomous technology can benefit farmers and society.
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    SAE EDGE™ Research Reports provide examinations into hot topics facing the mobility industry today. Read the abstract for the joint SAE/DIN report Lehmann co-authored and discussed on this episode –Autonomous Field Robotics – and subscribe to Mobilus to stay in the know.
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    • 35 min
    137. Powering the Space Economy in the Orbital Age

    137. Powering the Space Economy in the Orbital Age

    The Orbital Age is the next industrial revolution. As we begin this exciting phase of human history, Sierra Space, led by veteran NASA astronaut Dr. Janet L. Kavandi, is powering the space transportation system and its destination network to benefit life on earth.
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    After 19 years at NASA, three Space Shuttle missions, and serving as both NASA's Deputy Chief of the Astronaut Office and Center Director at the NASA Glenn Research Center, Dr. Kavandi was inducted into the Astronaut Hall of Fame in 2019. She is now focused on ushering in the Orbital Age as President of Sierra Space.
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    With a vision to build a platform in space to benefit life on Earth, Sierra Space has developed the Dream Chaser®, the first-ever winged commercial spaceplane contracted to fly cargo to the International Space Station beginning in 2023. The company is also developing Orbital Reef, the first commercially owned and operated space station and Life™ Habitat, an inflatable space structure with three floors of living and working area.
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    As the space economy matures, Sierra Space will be at the forefront, completely redefining the human experience in space—from enabling humans to live and work in space for extended periods of time to breakthrough innovations in human health, telecommunications, computing, advanced materials, climate change reversal, and clean energy.
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    We sat down with Dr. Kavandi to discuss to her vast knowledge and experience, how she sees the space economy growing over the next decade, and how innovations in space can benefit life on Earth.
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    We’d love to hear from you. Share your comments, questions and ideas for future topics and guests to podcast@sae.org. Don’t forget to take a moment to follow SAE Tomorrow Today—where we discuss emerging technology and trends in mobility with the leaders, innovators and strategists making it all happen—and give us a review on your preferred podcasting platform.
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    • 46 min
    136. What Role Do Electric Utilities Have in the EV Space?

    136. What Role Do Electric Utilities Have in the EV Space?

    As demand for EVs grows, so too does the role of electric utilities.
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    From powering the grid to ensuring the reliability of EV charging stations, the electric utility industry plays a pivotal role in accelerating EV adoption.
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    For more than a century, Duquesne Light Company (DLC) has delivered electricity to more than 600,000 customers in the Pittsburgh region. Currently, there are more than 6,000 EVs in DLC’s service territory—and they expect that number to grow to more than 23,000 by the end of 2025.
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    With this projected growth, DLC is not only providing reliable power, but EV information analysis and incentives like a Community Charging Program and Electric Fleet Advisory Service Program.
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    We sat down with Sarah Olexsak, Senior Manager, Transportation Electrification, to discuss the role of electric utilities and how DLC is supporting EV adoption in Western Pennsylvania.
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    We’d love to hear from you. Share your comments, questions and ideas for future topics and guests to podcast@sae.org. Don’t forget to take a moment to follow SAE Tomorrow Today—where we discuss emerging technology and trends in mobility with the leaders, innovators and strategists making it all happen—and give us a review on your preferred podcasting platform.
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    • 49 min
    135. A Quintessential Luxury Brand Goes All-Electric

    135. A Quintessential Luxury Brand Goes All-Electric

    The future of Cadillac is all-electric—and the future is here.
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    With the launch of the Cadillac LYRIQ, the high-end brand relied on intensive market research and engineering brainpower to set a bold new course for luxury electric vehicle transportation. With premier technologies, high-performance features, and rapid-charging capability, the Cadillac LYRIQ is nearly identical to the concept vehicle—and priced around $60,000. The Ultium battery platform enables a near 50/50 weight distribution of the vehicle and a lower center of gravity for a sporty and responsive drive.
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    We sat down with Bryan Stewart, Global Program Engineering Manager for the Cadillac LYRIQ, who has more than 23 years of experience as an engineer at General Motors. As one of his most rewarding assignments to date, Bryan shared the engineering inspiration behind the Cadillac LYRIQ’s stunning design and the importance of delivering a quintessential luxury vehicle experience that’s all-electric and distinctly Cadillac.
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    • 29 min
    134. Transforming the Dashboard with Haptic Feedback

    134. Transforming the Dashboard with Haptic Feedback

    A dashboard free of traditional buttons? It’s just one way Nissan is redefining our interaction with cars through haptic feedback.
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    In the new Ariya electric crossover, Nissan opted for a button-less dashboard over the ever-growing tablet-sized screen. Their goal is a clean and calming dashboard experience rather than a wide array of buttons and complicated menus. By creating a smooth, haptic feedback control panel with only the most important functions, consumers can focus on their main task: driving.
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    So, how does haptic feedback work? The control panel in the Ariya reacts to touch, communicating through fingertip vibrations. To adjust settings like climate controls and drive modes, drivers interact with a familiar set of icons. However, because the points of interaction are felt and heard rather than seen, drivers can remain focused on the road ahead.
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    We sat down with Adam Tacey, Senior Manager, Nissan Marketability and Testing at Nissan North America, to discuss the company’s new generation of haptic feedback controls and the critical relationship between design and function.
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    For more than 20 years, Nissan has worked together with the SAE Foundation℠ to reach the youngest learners and advance equitable STEM education. Read how our partnership is strengthening communities and igniting STEM potential.
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    We’d love to hear from you. Share your comments, questions and ideas for future topics and guests to podcast@sae.org. Don’t forget to take a moment to follow SAE Tomorrow Today (and give us a review) on your preferred podcasting platform.
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    • 29 min
    133. A Powerful Alliance in Electric Urban Air Mobility

    133. A Powerful Alliance in Electric Urban Air Mobility

    A Powerful Alliance in Electric Urban Air Mobility
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    What do you get when you combine the brainpower of aerospace leader Honeywell with leading automotive supplier DENSO? A powerhouse partnership that is shaping the future of Urban Air Mobility (UAM) with electric propulsion systems for aircraft.
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    Driven by a shared vision of moving people and cargo in radically more efficient and sustainable ways, the Honeywell DENSO alliance brings together Honeywell’s 100 years of aerospace expertise and DENSO’s 30-plus years of electrification know-how.
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    Recently, the partners announced that they are co-developing an electric motor (e-motor) for an all-electric jet with Lilium, the developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) jet. This proprietary, high-performance system brings exceptional performance and reliability with zero operating emissions typically associated with commercial jet engines.
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    We sat down with Kenji Morikawa, Director, Electrified Systems Engineering at DENSO, and Taylor Alberstadt, Global Sales and Marketing Leader, Unmanned Aerial Systems/Urban Air Mobility at Honeywell Aerospace, to discuss the evolution of their alliance, their company synergies, and how electric-powered aircraft will evolve over the next decade.
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    We’d love to hear from you. Share your comments, questions and ideas for future topics and guests to podcast@sae.org. Don’t forget to take a moment to follow SAE Tomorrow Today (and give us a review) on your preferred podcasting platform.
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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

PGHMudChaser ,

Insights with a twist

Each week, Grayson and the SAE team bring not just the latest innovations in mobility but the people and stories behind it - refreshing and entertaining take! The 2020 highlights episode just released is awesome!

Blair Schlecter ,

Great podcast

Grayson is a friend (full disclosure) but he really knows his stuff and asks insightful questions.

Harry Campbell ,

Love the podcast

Grayson does a great job interviewing guests with unique perspectives on the advancement of mobility. The episode with Peter Weiss on the intersection between autonomous vehicles and medical technology advancements was interesting. I enjoyed the discussion bout how much the current pandemic has advanced medical artificial intelligence. Great podcast.

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