Welcome back to the Future Car Podcast where this week we are greeted by Lucas Di Grassi, Formula E champion and former Formula 1 driver, to discuss the impact and direction that Formula E has taken the motorsports industry. Lucas will be slowing things down and discussing his own life experiences that have gotten him to where he is today, while giving his thoughts on the future of where motorsports will be. You won’t want to miss this one. Check out the trailer below 👇
The new face of motorsports 🏎️
Lucas breaks down where the motorsports industry as a whole is moving. With a long and decorated career in racing, his experience shines through with insightful takes on this topic.
EV’s impact on the industry 🔋
As we all know, every industry is moving towards using more electric, but nobody could have predicted the amount of buzz that it would create in the racing world. Hear Lucas discuss the impact that EV has taken on for Formula E.
Technology from Formula E transferring to commercial world 🌎
Hear from Lucas and his take on how Formula E is directly impacting the commercial world through exciting new technology and engineering advancements.
Lucas Di Grassi – Formula E champion and former Formula 1 driver
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.
The Future Car Podcast
Transportation plays a big part in our everyday life and with autonomous and electric cars, micro-mobility and air taxis to name a few, mobility is changing at a rate never before seen. On the Siemens Future Car Podcast we interview industry leaders creating our transportation future to inform our listeners in an entertaining way about the evolving mobility landscape and the people that are helping us realize it. Guests range from C-Level OEM executives, mobility startup founders/CEO’s, pioneers in AI law, Formula 1 drivers and engineers, Smart Cities architects, government regulators and many more. Tune in to learn what will be in your mobility future.