Preview | Future Car Podcast | Rob Gray of Red Bull Advanced Technologies

By Drew Wilson

Start your engines because we’re back with our first Future Car Podcast episode of the year and we’re talking motorsports. More specifically, innovation derived from motorsports. And who better than the Technical Director at Red Bull Advanced Technologies (or RBAT), Rob Gray, to have this conversation with where we talk everything about the future of Formula 1, Hypercars, Racing Boats to Skateparks in the Sky.👇

Preview Episode 1 🚲

In this Part 1 this week we discuss his 20+ years of experience in Formula 1, RBAT’s first hypercar project (How will it compare to F1 cars? How will design balance with creativity? What lessons learned are helping with the manufacturing process?), and RBAT’s foray into racing on water!

Preview Episode 2 🏎️

In Part 2 next week, the talks is all about some projects RBAT is involved like the BMC project to revolutionize bike design and building the world’s first flying skatepark. We also discuss the hot topic of sustainability within racing and how he thinks F1 will change as it moves to carbon neutrality. And we finish off with his vision for the future of F1.

Final thoughts

Join us for the first episodes of the Future Car Podcast this year with Rob Gray and dive into the latest in racing tech on land sea or air.

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.

The Future Car Podcast Podcast

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.

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This article first appeared on the Siemens Digital Industries Software blog at https://blogs.sw.siemens.com/podcasts/the-future-car/preview-future-car-podcast-rob-gray-red-bull/