Rob Gray | Rapid Fire Episode | Future Car Podcast

By Drew Wilson

Welcome back! We’re continuing on with all things Red Bull Advanced Technologies. ICYMI, we’ve hosted part one and part two as part of our chat with Rob Gray, Technical Director. Be sure to check those episodes out. In this episode, we’re asking Rob Gray a series of rapid fire questions, including the first car Rob owned, and what he would like to be better at.

This is an exciting episode that you don’t want to miss! 👇

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What was the first car you ever owned?

A VW Beetle.

Tell us your best speeding ticket story

I drove to Le Mans in a borrowed Holden Minaro V8 and got pulled over for going too quickly and losing my driving license in France for two weeks and having to get my passenger to drive.

What would your living room on wheels look like?

Wow. Well you’ve got to be comfortable first and foremost. Assuming I’m not asleep and having a conversation, I’d chat to the late Prince Phillip. He’s lived through some interesting times.

What do you wish you were better at?

I think my children would say they wish I was better at singing from having been at all the Christmas concerts with them recently

Rob Gray | Technical Director at Red Bull Advanced Technologies

Rob Gray | Technical Director at Red Bull Advanced Technologies

Rob Gray is Technical Director at Red Bull Advanced Technologies. He began his career trackside with the Jaguar Racing Formula 1 team in 2002 and quickly stepped up to the role of Project Engineer following the team’s acquisition by Red Bull in 2005. At Red Bull Racing Rob became Development Group Leader and Head of Drivetrain Engineering before rising to Head of R&D Projects in 2009. Rob was later appointed Deputy Chief Designer and eventually Chief Designer. In 2020, Rob moved to Red Bull Advanced Technologies to run the division and oversee all of its current projects.

Ed Bernardon, Vice President Strategic Automotive Initiatives – Host

Ed Bernardon, Vice President Strategic Automotive Initiatives – Host

Ed is currently VP Strategic Automotive Initiatives at Siemens Digital Industries Software. Responsibilities include strategic planning and business development in areas of design of autonomous/connected vehicles, lightweight automotive structures and interiors. He is also responsible for Future Car thought leadership which includes hosting the Future Car Podcast and development of cross divisional projects. Previously he was a founding member of VISTAGY that developed light-weight structure and automotive interior design software acquired by Siemens in 2011, he previously directed the Automation and Design Technology Group at MIT Draper Laboratory.  Ed holds an M.S. in mechanical engineering from MIT, B.S. in mechanical engineering from Purdue, and MBA from Butler.

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