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The tech-driven disruption of the auto industry cuts across domains, from silicon and software to sensors and AI to smart traffic management and mobility services. Get the chip- to city-scale story in regular interviews with technologists at Siemens and beyond.
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The Future Car: A Siemens Podcast Siemens

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The tech-driven disruption of the auto industry cuts across domains, from silicon and software to sensors and AI to smart traffic management and mobility services. Get the chip- to city-scale story in regular interviews with technologists at Siemens and beyond.
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    Re-Visiting: Anatomy of the new Formula One Race Car with Bob Bell- Part 2

    Re-Visiting: Anatomy of the new Formula One Race Car with Bob Bell- Part 2

    Formula One is evolving to remain relevant and interesting in the 21st century.
    A unique age where if it isn’t green enough, it can get ‘canceled’, and if it doesn’t trend on social media, it doesn’t matter! 
    This evolution involves making decisions affecting how the engine is designed as well as transforming the sport’s interaction with the fans. F1, like any other successful business, is implementing these changes one step at a time and learning as it goes. 
    In this episode, the second part of two, Ed Bernardon interviews Bob Bell, Strategic Advisor to BWT Alpine F1 team. He’s been in Formula One racing for 36 years and has won several championships with different teams. Today, he’ll walk us through the changes that he expects the sport to make in the next decade. 
    What You’ll Learn in this Episode:
    Changes in the engine that we can expect in the near future (01:51)The differences between Formula One and Formula E (03:27)The impact of increased focus on social media and off-the-track stories (06:30)The importance of a Drag Reduction System (DRS) (07:34)
    Connect with Bob: 
    WebsiteFormula One
    Connect with Ed Bernardon:
    LinkedInFuture Car: Driving a Lifestyle RevolutionMotorsports is speeding the way to safer urban mobilitySiemens Digital Industries Software
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    • 17 min
    Digital Transformation of the Car Development Process with Dr. Siegmar Haasis - Part 2

    Digital Transformation of the Car Development Process with Dr. Siegmar Haasis - Part 2

    What does it really take to make a car?
    Most people think it just takes a bunch of robots and a few people putting the components together. They aren’t wrong. However, that is just the final stage, the assembly line.
    Before a car gets to the assembly line, it takes engineering teams in different parts of the world years to create a viable design. This means designing and testing 100s of 1000s of components before creating and testing the complete digital version of the car.
    Leading such a process involves managing intercultural differences, choosing the right tools, and keeping your team focused.
    In this episode, the second part of two, Ed Bernardon interviews Dr. Siegmar Haasis, founder and CEO of HaasisDEC,  a digital engineering consulting company. Before starting his company, he was the CIO of R&D at Mercedes-Benz for eight years. He’ll help us understand what it takes to design and build a car.
    What You’ll Learn in this Episode:
    Examples of intercultural conflicts faced when working with international teams (02:54)How to change a teams culture (04:15)What Dr. Siegmar did to deal with increased complexity in vehicle design (08:25)What to consider when adopting new software (15:35)Dr. Siegmar’s views on autonomous cars (18:21)
    Connect with Dr. Siegmar Haasis: 
    LinkedInHaasis DEC
    Connect with Ed Bernardon:
    LinkedInFuture Car: Driving a Lifestyle RevolutionMotorsports is speeding the way to safer urban mobilitySiemens Digital Industries Software
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    • 28 min
    The Complexities of Modern Automotive Software

    The Complexities of Modern Automotive Software

    Software is now a critical component of nearly every modern vehicle. Consumers demand more high-tech features to be incorporated into their cars; therefore, software content has grown. This transition towards a software-defined vehicle is also causing rapid growth in vehicle complexity. To keep up with legacy automotive original equipment, manufacturers and suppliers must deliver innovative software-driven vehicle features while integrating these features into a vehicle's mechanical, electrical and electronic systems.
     
    In this episode of the Future Car Podcast Series, Conor Peick interviews Piyush Karkare, Global Director of Automotive Industry Solutions at Siemens Digital Industries Software, and Nand Kochhar, Vice President, Automotive and Transportation Industry at Siemens Digital Industries Software, regarding the complexities of automotive software development today and in the future, mainly as we come closer to the reality of autonomous vehicles.
     
    What you will learn in this episode:
    How past and current trends affect automotive software developmentChallenges to the growth of vehicle software content in the automotive development life cycle.Key features customers want that would be impossible without software.How autonomous vehicles extrapolate the complexity to make machines do what humans can do.Compliance with software for critical safety systems that meet strict regulatory requirements for functional, safety and cybersecurity
    Connect with Nand Kochhar:
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    • 19 min
    Digital Transformation of the Car Development Process with Dr. Siegmar Haasis - Part 1

    Digital Transformation of the Car Development Process with Dr. Siegmar Haasis - Part 1

    We no longer expect cars to just move us from point A to point B.
    We also expect them to entertain us, connect to our devices, update themselves, and sometimes self-park. All this while still minimizing their carbon footprint.
    As our needs increased, manufacturers were forced to change how they designed their cars. Their list of concerns grew from mechanical components to also include software, electronics, and environmental impact.
    Thanks to digital transformation,  manufacturers have been able to build cars that address all these concerns at an affordable price.
    In this episode, the first part of two, Ed Bernardon interviews Dr. Siegmar Haasis, founder and CEO of HaasisDEC,  a digital engineering consulting company. Before starting his company, he was the CIO of R&D at Mercedes-Benz for 8 years. He’ll help us understand the current trends in vehicle design and development.
    Some Questions I Ask:
    What are the most important market trends reshaping the auto industry's future? (04:15)How do you make people with different mindsets work together? (11:04)How do you figure out what customers need in their cars? (15:29)What is a digital twin? (19:33)
    What You’ll Learn in this Episode:
    The improvements that have been made in new cars (07:12)The biggest challenge in designing new cars (08:34)How to eliminate function silos in vehicle development (14:19)The benefits of using a digital twin in car development (23:30)
    Connect with Dr. Siegmar Haasis: 
    LinkedInHaasis DEC
    Connect with Ed Bernardon:
    LinkedInFuture Car: Driving a Lifestyle RevolutionMotorsports is speeding the way to safer urban mobilitySiemens Digital Industries Software
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    • 30 min
    Democratizing Air Mobility with Jon Rimanelli - Part 2

    Democratizing Air Mobility with Jon Rimanelli - Part 2

    How do you avoid a traffic jam in the air?
    While this seems like a ridiculous question, it's one of the main problems urban air vehicle developers have to solve. That’s because while having a traffic jam on the road can be unbearable, it's harmless, but a traffic jam in the air can be fatal.
    For urban air taxis to become a reality, they must turn their new flashy and near-fictional idea into something tangible and executable. This will involve working with governments to establish clear and reliable operating standards. If done properly, it will make convincing the public to adopt the new transportation mode easier.
    In this episode, the first part of two, Ed Bernardon interviews Jon Rimanelli, founder and CEO of Airspace Experience Technologies (ASX), a company developing an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft to transform mobility between cities, suburbs, and airports. He will share with us how urban air vehicles will work and the capabilities of the Sigma 6 aircraft.
    Some Questions I Ask:
    Do you think there will be hesitancy to use urban air vehicles? (10:00)When do you think your model aircraft will be ready to fly for several miles? (13:19)What will be the range and cargo capacity of your aircraft? (14:13)Do you think pod-type air vehicles will become commonplace? (15:58)What do you think we’ll see in air mobility in 30 years? (22:18)
    What You’ll Learn in this Episode:
    The traffic challenge of air taxis and how it can be solved  (02:09)How urban air vehicles will be able to achieve safe separation (06:15)What he learned along the way when building the Sigma 6 aircraft (11:03)Why low noise was a priority when developing Sigma 6 aircraft (19:03)Sigma 6’s manufacturability attribute (20:41)
    Connect with Jon Rimanelli: 
    LinkedInAirspace Experience Technologies
    Connect with Ed Bernardon:
    LinkedInFuture Car: Driving a Lifestyle RevolutionMotorsports is speeding the way to safer urban mobilitySiemens Digital Industries Software
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    • 33 min
    Democratizing Air Mobility with Jon Rimanelli - Part 1

    Democratizing Air Mobility with Jon Rimanelli - Part 1

    When cities ran out of space, people built skyscrapers. This allowed them to take advantage of the space that was already there, waiting to be utilized. 
    Now, as traffic in cities becomes slower and slower due to congestion, there is a need to rethink transportation in such places. After all, why waste the only resource we can’t create more of, time, sitting in traffic?
    Air taxis are seeking to do exactly what people did with skyscrapers, move part of the traffic into the air. While this endeavor is still in the early planning and development phases, the problem it seeks to solve cannot be ignored. 
    In this episode, the first part of two, Ed Bernardon interviews Jon Rimanelli, founder and CEO of Airspace Experience Technologies (ASX), a company developing an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft to transform mobility between cities, suburbs, and airports. He will share with us how their Sigma 6 aircraft will work and their progress so far.
    Some Questions I Ask:
    Why do we need air taxis? (05:07)How is your eVTOL aircraft different from other air taxis? (09:57)Can a Sigma 6 aircraft land on a building? (15:54)What do you mean by democratizing air mobility for the masses? (21:14)
    What You’ll Learn in this Episode:
    The reason why helicopters are not a common means of transport in cities (06:23)The difference between Sigma 6 aircraft and helicopters in terms of cost (07:17)The importance of a swappable payload system (11:14)Why the eVTOL aircrafts will be easier to fly (23:55)
    Connect with Jon Rimanelli: 
    LinkedInAirspace Experience Technologies
    Connect with Ed Bernardon:
    LinkedInFuture Car: Driving a Lifestyle RevolutionMotorsports is speeding the way to safer urban mobilitySiemens Digital Industries Software
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    • 28 min

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