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The Future Car: A Siemens Podcast

Chip to City Conversations to everything you need to know about the future of self driving cars and transportation.

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
Latest Episode12/7/2022

Bringing Sustainability and Privacy to Autonomous Ride-Sharing with Felix Andlauer - Part 2

Season 3, Ep. 39
In the past, designing a vehicle required addressing issues such as speed, handling, safety, and efficiency, among others. While this is complicated, it is much easier compared to what it’ll take to build autonomous vehicles.Not only do you have to take care of all the vehicle design challenges, but you also have to design its ecosystem. You must consider how it will connect with the infrastructure, its users, and the controller. Effectively combining all of these needs requires the collaboration of engineers from different disciplines.In this episode, the second part of two, Ed Bernardon interviews Felix Andlauer, VP of Mobility Solutions at NEVS – a Swedish electric and autonomous vehicle (AV) manufacturer founded in 2012 with the vision of shaping mobility for a sustainable future. He’ll help us understand what it’ll take to adopt AVs fully.Some Questions I Ask:How far away do you think we are from having an autonomous vehicle? (01:43)What have you done to the vehicle to protect the passenger? (07:25)Do you think there will be a standard language for AVs? (20:13)Why do you have a remote driver system? (21:39)What You’ll Learn in this Episode:How a NEVS car safety design differs from other AVs (04:55)How NEVS handles the range problem (08:22)What it’ll take to create a smart mobility ecosystem (15:42)How to make engineers work together (25:17)Connect with Felix Andlauer: LinkedInNEVSConnect with Ed Bernardon:LinkedInFuture Car: Driving a Lifestyle RevolutionMotorsports is speeding the way to safer urban mobilitySiemens Digital Industries Software
12/7/2022

Bringing Sustainability and Privacy to Autonomous Ride-Sharing with Felix Andlauer - Part 2

Season 3, Ep. 39
In the past, designing a vehicle required addressing issues such as speed, handling, safety, and efficiency, among others. While this is complicated, it is much easier compared to what it’ll take to build autonomous vehicles.Not only do you have to take care of all the vehicle design challenges, but you also have to design its ecosystem. You must consider how it will connect with the infrastructure, its users, and the controller. Effectively combining all of these needs requires the collaboration of engineers from different disciplines.In this episode, the second part of two, Ed Bernardon interviews Felix Andlauer, VP of Mobility Solutions at NEVS – a Swedish electric and autonomous vehicle (AV) manufacturer founded in 2012 with the vision of shaping mobility for a sustainable future. He’ll help us understand what it’ll take to adopt AVs fully.Some Questions I Ask:How far away do you think we are from having an autonomous vehicle? (01:43)What have you done to the vehicle to protect the passenger? (07:25)Do you think there will be a standard language for AVs? (20:13)Why do you have a remote driver system? (21:39)What You’ll Learn in this Episode:How a NEVS car safety design differs from other AVs (04:55)How NEVS handles the range problem (08:22)What it’ll take to create a smart mobility ecosystem (15:42)How to make engineers work together (25:17)Connect with Felix Andlauer: LinkedInNEVSConnect with Ed Bernardon:LinkedInFuture Car: Driving a Lifestyle RevolutionMotorsports is speeding the way to safer urban mobilitySiemens Digital Industries Software
12/1/2022

Bringing Sustainability and Privacy to Autonomous Ride-Sharing with Felix Andlauer - Part 1

Season 3, Ep. 38
One of the biggest barriers to ride-sharing is the loss of privacy.Most people prefer to ride in a car in silence without feeling like they are being rude. This is one of the biggest benefits of owning a personal car.However, the congestion brought about by people's love for personal cars is simply not sustainable. That’s because it significantly increases carbon emissions and degrades the rider’s experience.Solving this problem would require an affordable electric mobility service that supports ride-sharing and still offers privacy whenever it’s needed. That is exactly what one company is seeking to achieve.In this episode, the first part of two, Ed Bernardon interviews Felix Andlauer, VP of Mobility Solutions at NEVS – a Swedish electric and autonomous vehicle (AV) manufacturer founded in 2012 with the vision of shaping mobility for a sustainable future. He’ll help us understand the goals of AVs and what it will take to make them sustainable.Some Questions I Ask:What problem should autonomous cars be solving? (05:23)How do you create a sense of privacy in ride-sharing? (09:47)Is the need for privacy the same in all markets around the world? (14:39)What policies do you think should be put in place to take advantage of AVs? (16:50)What You’ll Learn in this Episode:How NEVS addresses the congestion, land use, and electrification issues (06:20)How a NEVS car differs from other AVs (20:06)What NEVS learned from a workshop with differently-abled people (24:06)The different components contained in NEVS AV (26:54)Connect with Felix Andlauer: LinkedInNEVSConnect with Ed Bernardon:LinkedInFuture Car: Driving a Lifestyle RevolutionMotorsports is speeding the way to safer urban mobilitySiemens Digital Industries Software
11/16/2022

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

Season 3, Ep. 36
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 DECConnect with Ed Bernardon:LinkedInFuture Car: Driving a Lifestyle RevolutionMotorsports is speeding the way to safer urban mobilitySiemens Digital Industries Software
11/15/2022

The Complexities of Modern Automotive Software

Season 3, Ep. 35
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 cybersecurityConnect with Nand Kochhar:LinkedIn Connect with Piyush Karkare:LinkedInConnect with Conor Peick:LinkedIn 
11/9/2022

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

Season 3, Ep. 34
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 DECConnect with Ed Bernardon:LinkedInFuture Car: Driving a Lifestyle RevolutionMotorsports is speeding the way to safer urban mobilitySiemens Digital Industries Software
11/2/2022

Democratizing Air Mobility with Jon Rimanelli - Part 2

Season 3, Ep. 33
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 TechnologiesConnect with Ed Bernardon:LinkedInFuture Car: Driving a Lifestyle RevolutionMotorsports is speeding the way to safer urban mobilitySiemens Digital Industries Software