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Learn about all aspects of electric vehicle technology and the EV industry from the founder of the award-winning cleantech company AVID Technology and our expert special guests!

U.K. based AVID is a rapidly growing company in the electric and hybrid vehicle field, working with some of the most innovative and successful vehicle manufacturers from around the world. We will be uploading a variety of podcast types all with the aim to allow you to understand more about the technology that is allowing the electric vehicle boom to be possible.

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For this episode of the AVID Learning podcast Ryan Maughan talks to fellow North Easterner and electric vehicle innovator and trailblazer Doug MacAndrew about his vast experience in the Electric Vehicle market.Doug is a hugely experienced automotive engineer having come up through the ranks at Rover Group, JLR then to McLaren Automotive where he worked on the SLR super car program. After McLaren Doug moved back to the North East and joined a little known company called Smiths Electric Vehicles, Smiths were one of the oldest electric vehicle manufacturers in the world and they had an ambitious plan to launch a range of high performance electric commercial vehicles. Saying that today in 2020 this might not seem all that special with electric commercial manufacturer start-ups appearing all over the place, but way back in 2007 this was something really unusual and special. Smiths could trace its roots back to 1920 when it started as a manufacturer of electric delivery trucks for milk and tea. Its products had been quite low performance until that point focusing on low speed industrial electric vehicles they had a vision for transforming urban logistics with higher performance electric delivery trucks and vans. As an early mover in the electric commercial vehicle market unfortunately Smiths did not manage to break through with investment issues meaning they ran out of money before they managed to fully mature the product and gain scale in the market.After the Smiths adventure Doug then moved onto another massive challenge at electric personal aircraft company AeroMobil taking his experience of cutting-edge product development onto what could only be described as a unique challenge!Ryan and Doug discuss the electric vehicle market looking at what is happening in the market now, the challenges of vehicle development, achieving reliability and the vehicle powertrain engineering process. From electric delivery vehicles to flying autonomous cars including bringing together the skills of automotive and aerospace engineering! Including how electrification can significantly simplify and reduce the cost of small aircraft leading to huge opportunities and challenges for the established aircraft industry. After AeroMobil Doug has taken up a new challenge as Chief Operating Officer of battery manufacturing company InoBat, where Doug is leading the delivery of InoBat’s plan to develop and scale up battery technology in Europe. Ryan and Doug discuss the battery industry, cell technology cell form factors and packaging from solid state tech to the new form factors of cells coming to the market. Doug explains the plans at InoBat to scale their business as they bring new battery technology and manufacturing capacity to the market. Rather than just licensing in battery tech and building a manufacturing plant InoBat is aiming to take a leading position in global battery supply by developing their own battery chemistries and manufacturing technology for world class sustainable and ethical battery cell production in Europe. Doug’s passion for engineering and his vast knowledge of the electric vehicle market make for a fascinating discussion.Doug MacAndrew - https://www.linkedin.com/in/doug-macandrew-c-eng-fimeche-72847717/InoBat - https://inobatauto.eu/Gordon Murray - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Murray Frank Coppuck - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Coppuck Barry Lett - https://www.linkedin.com/in/barry-lett-361a13140/ Interview with Barry Lett about Mercedes SLR - https://jalopnik.com/the-mercedes-benz-slr-mclaren-is-and-is-not-a-supercar-1833557369 Aeromobil - https://www.aeromobil.com/Smith Electric Vehicles - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_Electric_VehiclesRyan Maughan LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-maughan-a2893610/AVID Technology website - https://avidtp.com/ Follow AVID on social media: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Avidtechnology1/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/2104817/Twitter - https://twitter.com/avidtechnology1
For this episode of the AVID Learning podcast Ryan Maughan talks to Dr Ben Upcroft, VP of Technology at British autonomous vehicle technology firm Oxbotica.Ben has had a long career in robotics and autonomous technology having been involved in the space since completing his PhD back in 2004 he then began working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow looking at field robotics.Ryan and Ben discuss the autonomous vehicle market looking at examples of applications both on and off highway. Ben shares with us his views on the future direction of travel in the industry and the work to do before self driving vehicles become common on our roads.They also discuss what Oxbotica do, which is a fascinating discussion in itself developing and bringing together the different software elements required to make autonomous technology a reality.If you are interested in autonomous vehicles, check this podcast outDr Ben Upcroft LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ben-upcroft/ Oxbotica corporate website - https://www.oxbotica.com/Ryan Maughan LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-maughan-a2893610/AVID Technology website - https://avidtp.com/ Follow AVID on social media: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Avidtechnology1/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/2104817/Twitter - https://twitter.com/avidtechnology1
For this episode of the AVID Learning podcast Ryan Maughan talks to renowned battery expert Dr Jerry Barker Founder and CTO of Faradion, leaders in Sodium Ion battery technology.Jerry tells us about his background in lithium battery development stretching back to lithium metal technology and through the emergence of Lithium Ion up to the present day where Jerry is working on exciting new developments in Sodium Ion battery tech.Jerry has spent almost 40 years working on advanced battery technology having carried out his PhD investigations in novel electrode materials back in 1981. He was also Director of Materials Research at battery pioneers Valence Technology from 1992 to 2005. This wealth of experience makes Jerry generally regarded as one of the leading experts in the field. Jerry and Ryan discuss this exciting history and how he came to be working on Sodium Ion technology and where Jerry sees this fitting in the market in the future.Jerry Barker LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jerry-barker-6537947/Faradion corporate website - https://www.faradion.co.uk/ Ryan Maughan LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-maughan-a2893610/AVID Technology website - https://avidtp.com/ Follow AVID on social media: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Avidtechnology1/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/2104817/Twitter - https://twitter.com/avidtechnology1
For this episode of the AVID Learning podcast Ryan Maughan talks to Luke Dowell Head of Research and Development at BP Chargemaster.Luke tells us about his background in electronics and electric vehicle development including AVID, Jaguar Land Rover and then Dyson. Following the closure of the Dyson EV project Luke moved to head up Research and Development at BP Chargemaster.Luke has had a lifelong passion for engineering and has become recognised as a leading expert in electric vehicle charging.Going from spending 10 years in vehicle development to grid infrastructure has been a huge change and BP Chargemaster is at the cutting edge of charging hardware and infrastructure development. It forms a key part of BP’s strategy to get to Net Zero by 2050.Ryan and Luke discuss some of the challenges around vehicle charging, particularly standards compliance and interoperability to ensure a consistent user experience and a robust and reliable charging experience.They also talk about EV charging practises and how people charge their vehicles and where the infrastructure is required as well as the different designs of EV charging solutions from home charging to high power fast charging solutions.Listen to this podcast to learn more about charging hardware and the work happening at BP Chargemaster to develop its electric vehicle charging products.Luke Dowell LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/lukedowell/BP Chargemaster corporate website - https://bpchargemaster.com/Ryan Maughan LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-maughan-a2893610/AVID Technology website - https://avidtp.com/ Follow AVID on social media: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Avidtechnology1/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/2104817/Twitter - https://twitter.com/avidtechnology1
For this episode of the AVID Learning podcast Ryan Maughan talks to Dr Russell Fowler a Senior Project Manager from the UK National Grid company focused on transport decarbonisation.Russell is a mathematician by background having gained a PhD in Maths from the University of Birmingham in 2006. He has worked in the energy sector since then joining the National Grid company in 2012. He is now responsible for managing programs and planning to ensure that the UK has the necessary infrastructure to transition to more decarbonised transport over the coming years.National Grid is the UK’s energy infrastructure company. Responsible for the national electricity and gas transmission networks running throughout the country. National Grid is a huge organisation with over 20,000 employees world-wide, they are responsible for more than 7,000 km of overhead electricity lines and over 7,500 km of high-pressure gas pipes.Russell and Ryan discuss the challenges of increased electric vehicle adoption and additional renewable energy, as well as the long term planning process to ensure that the National Grid is developing effectively to adapt to these changing requirements.If you are interested in the energy market and infrastructure challenges associated with electric vehicles and renewable energy check out this podcast.Russell Fowler LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/russell-fowler-18922b128/National Grid Corporate Website - https://www.nationalgrid.com/ National Grid Carbon Intensity App - https://www.nationalgrideso.com/news/introducing-our-carbon-intensity-app Rapid Project - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-vision-for-the-rapid-chargepoint-network-in-england/government-vision-for-the-rapid-chargepoint-network-in-englandNorth Sea Link Energy Connector - https://northsealink.com/ Ryan Maughan LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-maughan-a2893610/AVID Technology website - https://avidtp.com/ Follow AVID on social media: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Avidtechnology1/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/2104817/Twitter - https://twitter.com/avidtechnology1
For this episode of the AVID Learning podcast Ryan Maughan talks to Dr Stefan Permien CEO of a new German energy storage manufacturing company focused on the battery cell electrode - UniverCell.A chemist and professional kite surfer by background after 3 years working as CTO in a battery development company Stefan made the bold decision to set up a specialist battery manufacturing company, UniverCell. Stefan talks to Ryan about his journey including building a new electrode manufacturing line in their facility in Northern Germany.UniverCell is focused on energy storage for specialist applications such as stationary energy storage and medical technology, their market is growing quickly as more applications seek improved energy storage.UniverCell manufacture electrodes for 3rd parties including, lithium iron phosphate, lithium titanate, lithium sulfur and sodium ion battery technology in addition to collaborating with other battery cell developers they also have their own proprietary chemistries.UniverCell are making new battery chemistries in batch production processes and also have a higher volume continuous extrusion process which allows for a reduction in solvent.Stefan has a vast knowledge of different battery technologies and critical manufacturing processes.If you want to learn more about battery manufacturing and applications outside of automotive and how different battery chemistries and properties such as volumetric and gravimetric energy density are important and vary between these different applications, then check out this podcast.Stefan Permien LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/stefan-permien/ UniverCell Holding GmbH corporate website - https://univercell.de/ Ryan Maughan LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-maughan-a2893610/AVID Technology website - https://avidtp.com/ Follow AVID on social media: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Avidtechnology1/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/2104817/Twitter - https://twitter.com/avidtechnology1
For this episode of the AVID Learning podcast Ryan Maughan talks to Kimmo Rauma who was the founder and CEO of Visedo Oy now part of the Danfoss Editron group.Kimmo tells us about his personal journey, his early experience in business and how he came to set up Visedo and the early years and then the transition when Visedo was acquired by Danfoss in 2017.Ryan and Kimmo discuss some of the key electrification areas in the off-highway market, electrifying machines like stone crushers and forestry equipment. Kimmo encountered many challenges and difficulties in those early days engaging with the market and convincing customers why they should be looking to electrify their machines. Kimmo explains that he came to realise that there was more to the business case for electrification than fuel savings alone.Passenger cars often get the big headlines, but there are major advancements happening using electrification to improve the productivity and efficiency in off highway machinery. Machines that often work 7 days a week and in one year will operate for more hours than an electric car would in its entire life time. But understanding the nature of the challenge and the business case to make electrified machines a viable proposition is essential.Kimmo realised the electric motors low speed torque delivery and ability to manage transient load conditions better than a conventional diesel engine drive system was the key to unlocking huge benefits from improved control and productivity.Listen to this episode to learn more about Kimmo’s journey as an entrepreneur from pioneering start-up to major global corporation and find out more about the challenges and opportunities for electrification in the heavy duty vehicle and marine markets.Danfoss Editron - https://www.danfoss.com/en/about-danfoss/our-businesses/power-solutions/danfoss-editron/ Kimmo Rauma LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimmorauma/Vacon Drives - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VaconSingapore harbour autonomous electric trucks project - https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/transport/psa-to-launch-tender-for-driverless-vehicles-this-year Electric ferry News 1 - https://www.greencarcongress.com/2017/02/20170202-visedo.html Electric ferry news 2 - https://www.greenport.com/news101/Products-and-Services/hybrid-electric-propulsion-system-to-reduce-ferry-emissions Ryan Maughan LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-maughan-a2893610/AVID Technology website - https://avidtp.com/ Follow AVID on social media: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Avidtechnology1/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/2104817/Twitter - https://twitter.com/avidtechnology1
For this episode of the AVID Learning podcast Ryan Maughan talks to Dane Davis the CTO of Nikola Motor Company.Ryan and Dane discuss the meteoric rise of Nikola. Having been founded by Trevor Milton in 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah, they recently burst into the public eye following a reverse takeover listing on the Nasdaq and high profile investments from Bosch and CNH Industrial to name but two.Dane joined Nikola more than 4 years ago and he has an extensive engineering history in controls and vehicle design, even being involved in very early hydraulic hybrid systems. He has led the development of their cutting edge Fuel Cell and Battery Electric TrucksDane has recently moved with Nikola to Phoenix, Arizona he talks about the move and Nikola’s new facilities and he discusses the technology behind the Nikola truck in detail, the reasons behind Nikola’s use of Hydrogen Fuel Cells rather than solely focusing on battery electric technology and some of the key features of the Nikola truck powertrain.Dane and Ryan also discuss business strategy, leadership and the importance of the right culture in a disruptive technology business. This is an excellent and in-depth discussion between Dane and Ryan and definitely worth a listen if you are interested in the future of truck powertrain or the Nikola motors story.Dane Davis LinkedIn profile – https://www.linkedin.com/in/rdanedavis/Nikola Motor Company Corporate Website - https://nikolamotor.com/Nikola Video Showing Some of their new facility - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPRpmyBh9xECNH Industrial Corporate website - https://www.cnhindustrial.com/en-us/Pages/homepage.aspxRyan Maughan LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-maughan-a2893610/AVID Technology website - https://avidtp.com/ Follow AVID on social media: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Avidtechnology1/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/2104817/Twitter - https://twitter.com/avidtechnology1
For this episode of the AVID Learning podcast Ryan Maughan talks to Nick Kitchin the CEO and co-founder of Cumulus Energy Storage who are developing novel rechargeable copper zinc battery technology for grid storage applications.Ryan finds out more about Cumulus Energy Storage and their technology and discusses the grid energy storage market in detail with Nick. Grid energy storage is a vast and growing market driven in part by the move to more renewables and also connected to the rise of electric vehicles. Grid storage helps to even out supply and demand so we can utilise capacity more efficiently rather than paying power plants to run at zero load.Cumulus Energy Storage are at an early stage and they have big plans to develop the business into a significant player in the grid storage market. Nick’s story is also very interesting as he moved from engineering to business coaching and being an author and back into life as an entrepreneur.Nick Kitchin LinkedIn profile – https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-kitchin-337b2a9/Cumulus Energy Storage Corporate Website - http://www.cumulusenergystorage.com/Ryan Maughan LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-maughan-a2893610/AVID Technology website - https://avidtp.com/ Follow AVID on social media: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Avidtechnology1/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/2104817/Twitter - https://twitter.com/avidtechnology1
For this episode of the AVID Learning podcast Ryan Maughan speaks to Dan Murphy who is a Principal Engineer at semiconductor powerhouse, ST Microelectronics. Dan agreed to come on the podcast to talk about ST’s Silicon Carbide switching devices. Dan and Ryan look at the semiconductor industry and talk about subjects ranging from MEMS accelerometers for gaming devices to the design principles of high power traction inverters.Dan shares some fantastic insights to ST’s technology and production roadmap and industry trends in electromobility for power device design.If you want to know more about the key power electronics modules used in electric and hybrid vehicles we did a video explainer that you can find here: https://youtu.be/SxSywlYPrFU Remember to subscribe, rate and comment! We love to hear any feedback or questions you may have. Also, make sure to check our back catalogue of videos and podcasts to learn more about the technology that goes into electric vehicles!Daniel Murphy LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-murphy-5587518/ST Corporate Website - https://www.st.com/Ryan Maughan Linkedin profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-maughan-a2893610/AVID Technology website - https://avidtp.com/ Follow AVID on social media: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Avidtechnology1/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/2104817/Twitter - https://twitter.com/avidtechnology1
For this episode of the AVID Learning podcast Ryan Maughan talks to Matt Windle the Executive Director of Engineering at the famous sports car maker, Lotus. Matt talks about his background and how he got into engineering and progressed to his current role at Lotus.Matt and Ryan discuss the Lotus Evija hyper car, the inspiration behind this amazing project and the engineering challenges and solutions that led to such an amazing result that really put Lotus on the map. How did Lotus manage to achieve the dynamic goals whilst dealing with the electrified powertrain systems.The Evija is an important halo product for the company setting the design direction and a clear statement of intent as they move into electrifying their model line up.Matt and Ryan then go onto discuss Lotus’ plans for the future, the recently announced focus on electrification and what that means for future development programs at Lotus.Lotus is an iconic sportscar brand and now as part of the Geely group of automotive companies they have the resources to invest heavily in new product development. This is driving an ambitious program of vehicle development that will see the company launch an exciting range of new vehicles under their Vision80 plan.Matt Windle LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-windle-a360ba16/Lotus Corporate website - https://www.lotuscars.com/Lotus Vision 80 - https://media.lotuscars.com/en/about/vision80.htmlPhil Popham Interview - https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/lotus/352492/lotus-abandons-petrol-power-all-electric-futureFour wheel drive lotus type 63 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotus_63Ryan Maughan LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-maughan-a2893610/AVID Technology website - https://avidtp.com/ Follow AVID on social media: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Avidtechnology1/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/2104817/Twitter - https://twitter.com/avidtechnology1
For this episode of the AVID Learning podcast Ryan Maughan talks to Kevin Brundish the CEO and co-founder of AMTE Power the UK’s leading battery cell development and manufacturing company. Ryan finds out more about AMTE Power, their history which stretches back over 20 years to the start of the Lithium battery industry and their exciting plans for the future. AMTE has a flexible battery cell production facility based in Thurso in the North of Scotland where they have been developing new battery cell technology and manufacturing processes for many years. The Thurso facility is one of a very small number of such facilities in the world.Kevin and Ryan discuss lithium battery technology, and the place that AMTE fit in the market supporting the research and development of new battery cell technologies and manufacturing processes.AMTE are helping to drive forward the performance of Lithium Ion battery cells for specialist high performance applications. As well as Lithium Ion batteries the company is also heavily involved in the development of new Sodium Ion battery technology.AMTE has been in the press recently as they are involved in not only one but two battery Giga Factory developments, the first to scale up their manufacturing for specialist cells and the second supporting Britishvolt with their plans for a high-volume production facility for more conventional cells.This was a fascinating discussion covering many aspects of battery cell technology and manufacturing from an expert in the field.Kevin Brundish LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-brundish-59158221/AMTE Power Corporate website - https://amtepower.com/Britishvolt Corporate Website - https://britishvolt.com/Ryan Maughan LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-maughan-a2893610/AVID Technology website - https://avidtp.com/ Follow AVID on social media: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Avidtechnology1/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/2104817/Twitter - https://twitter.com/avidtechnology1
In this episode of the AVID Technology Podcast Ryan Maugan speak to Dr Mark Selby the CTO of Ceres Power PLC. Ceres Power develop and licence Solid Oxide Fuel Cell technology from their base in the UK.This episode follows on from an earlier episode with Proton Motor Power Systems who are leaders in low temperature PEM fuel cell technology, we had a lot of listener questions about alternative fuel cell technologies so we asked Mark to come and talk to us about SOFC technology. Ryan and Mark discuss many aspects of solid oxide fuel cell technology, Mark’s passion and expert knowledge make this a fascinating conversation. We learn why solid oxide fuel cells are called that, how SOFC’s work and what kind of applications they are being used in from data centres to range extended buses. Mark also tells us how SOFC fuel cells compare to low temperature PEM fuel cells.The Fuel Cell market is set to grow as the world transitions to zero emission technology to reduce CO2 and Improve air quality, there is unlikely to be a single solution that takes the whole market and it does seem like SOFC will be a critical technology for the future of clean renewable energy, green chemical production and electro mobility. Don’t forget to subscribe and leave us a comment or send us a question that you would like answered.Mark Selby LinkedIn profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-selby-aa664312/Ceres Power PLC Corporate Website https://www.ceres.tech/Ryan Maughan LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-maughan-a2893610/AVID Technology website - https://avidtp.com/ Follow AVID on social media: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Avidtechnology1/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/2104817/Twitter - https://twitter.com/avidtechnology1
For this episode of the AVID Technology podcast Ryan Maughan speaks to Dr Greg Offer from Imperial College London about battery cell technology. Greg is a world-renowned expert in battery cell electrochemistry and technology, in particular thermal characterisation and degradation characteristics.They discuss a huge range of battery cell technology including; the importance of cell thermal management and the impact on degradation in battery cells. Imperial’s cell cooling co-efficient.That all battery cells even of the same form factor are not created equally and there are huge differences in the thermal characteristics which can have a knock-on impact on the real world performance of the battery pack.The differences in cell form factor, how cylindrical cells compare to prismatic and pouch cells. As well as Tesla’s recent patent on cylindrical cell design to eliminate jelly roll, improve volumetric fill, improve current collection and heat rejection. https://worldwide.espacenet.com/patent/search/family/068655755/publication/US2020144676A1?q=us%202020%2F0144676IE article about Tesla patent - https://interestingengineering.com/teslas-new-battery-cell-patent-way-more-important-than-it-sounds-says-elon-muskDr Greg Offer LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregory-offer-3180379/Dr Greg Offer, Imperial webpage - http://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/gregory.offerAVID article about battery thermal management and link to Imperial video - https://avidtp.com/what-is-the-best-cooling-system-for-electric-vehicle-battery-packs/Ryan Maughan LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-maughan-a2893610/AVID Technology website - https://avidtp.com/ Follow AVID on social media: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Avidtechnology1/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/2104817/Twitter - https://twitter.com/avidtechnology1
For this episode of the AVID Learning podcast Ryan Maughan responds to several questions we have had from listeners on the topic of 800V powertrains for electric vehicles. As more and more manufacturers are announcing vehicles with 800V systems, Ryan looks at why OEM's are looking to 800V and what are the key drivers Ryan discusses charge speeds, efficiency and performance and the kind of applications where 800V can deliver the most benefit.Check out episode 45 where we talked to ON semiconductor about switching devices including SiC and our YouTube video https://youtu.be/SxSywlYPrFU where Tim Iceton and Ryan Maughan discuss power electronics design:Podcast back catalogue can be found here https://avidtp.com/about/podcasts/ Ryan Maughan LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-maughan-a2893610/AVID Technology website - https://avidtp.com/ Follow AVID on social media: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Avidtechnology1/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/2104817/Twitter - https://twitter.com/avidtechnology1
Functional safety is a hugely important topic that touches on almost every aspect of the vehicle development, manufacture and maintenance cycle especially with more and more electronics systems onboard. The principle standard for automotive control systems is ISO26262 and it is a topic of much debate.For this episode of the AVID Learning podcast Ryan Maughan takes a look at functional safety and ISO26262 with expert Alastair Walker from Lorit Consultancy. Ryan and Alastair discuss functional safety and ISO26262 and how it is used in the development cycle. How it compares to functional safety in other markets such as aerospace and medical tech.Alastair also tells us how agile software development can work in a safety critical development and some tools and approaches that can help to streamline the process.It is a really interesting technical discussion with a recognised leader functional safety.Alastair Walker LinkedIn Profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/alastair-walker-410a549/Lorit Consultancy Corporate Website - https://lorit-consultancy.com/en/home/Ryan Maughan LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-maughan-a2893610/AVID Technology website - https://avidtp.com/ Follow AVID on social media: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Avidtechnology1/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/2104817/Twitter - https://twitter.com/avidtechnology1
For this episode of the AVID Learning podcast Ryan Maughan takes a deep look at Fuel Cell technology with Manfred Limbrunner from Proton Motor Power Systems PLC. Ryan and Manfred discuss Proton Motor’s business and its history including their little known link to AVID’s home of Newcastle in the North East of England.Manfred and Ryan talk about the technology used in Proton’s fuel cell systems and how hydrogen fuel cells work and how they fit alongside battery technology.They also discuss the current applications where their Fuel Cells are finding traction. Including how Fuel Cell systems are being used in mobile applications such as trucks and stationary energy storage connected to renewables.It is a really interesting technical discussion with a recognised leader in the Fuel Cell market.Manfred Limbrunner LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/manfred-limbrunner-77a66928/Proton Motor Corporate website - https://www.proton-motor.de/gb/Ryan Maughan LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-maughan-a2893610/AVID Technology website - https://avidtp.com/ Follow AVID on social media: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Avidtechnology1/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/2104817/Twitter - https://twitter.com/avidtechnology1
We are regularly asked about ultracapacitors and how they fit in to the energy storage mix, do they compete with or complement battery technology? What makes a capacitor ultra? For this episode of the AVID Learning podcast Ryan Maughan takes a deep look at ultracapacitor technology with Dr Sebastian Pohlmann, VP of Innovation at Skeleton Technologies. Ryan and Sebastian discuss ultracapacitors, what they are and how they are used in energy storage and electrification and answer these questions.Sebastian also tells us about Skeleton’s advanced curved graphene ultracapacitors and the further benefits they can bring. They also discuss dry electrode technology and Tesla’s acquisition of Maxwell Technology in 2019.It is a really interesting technical discussion with a recognised leader in the ultracapacitor field.Sebastian Pohlmann LinkedIn profile – https://www.linkedin.com/in/sebastian-pohlmann-a87a2114b/Skeleton Technologies Corporate website - https://www.skeletontech.com/Ryan Maughan LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-maughan-a2893610/AVID Technology website - https://avidtp.com/ Follow AVID on social media: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Avidtechnology1/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/2104817/Twitter - https://twitter.com/avidtechnology1
For this episode of the AVID Learning podcast Ryan Maughan speaks to Eva Hakansson and Bill Dubé from the GreenEnvy Racing team.Eva and Bill tell us about the GreenEnvy project to build a fully electric land speed record breaking streamliner motorcycle.GreenEnvy is their second fully electric land speed record motorbike following on from the highly successful Killajoule. We learn about the design of the GreenEnvy, what Eva and Bill learnt from Killajoule and some of the revolutionary technology they are using, including why they have re-invented the wheel.We hear about why their first land speed record attempt had to be aborted at the last moment and what their plans are for the future.This was a fantastic discussion with Eva and Bill and we are sure you will enjoy it. Bill and Eva are not cheque book racers, they undertake the development and construction themselves. As well as breaking speed records Bill and Eva spend a lot of time using their racing exploits to promote electrification and encourage children to look at science, technology, engineering and maths careers.These guys are legends, if you can support this great project please visit their website!GreenEnvy Racing website: http://greenenvyracing.com/Eva Hakansson Racing on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EvaHakanssonRacing/Eva Hakansson Racing on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwxRuhlyUXKbCEJzb2ONncQRyan Maughan LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-maughan-a2893610/AVID Technology website - https://avidtp.com/ Follow AVID on social media: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Avidtechnology1/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/2104817/Twitter - https://twitter.com/avidtechnology1
For this episode of the AVID Learning podcast Ryan Maughan speaks to Robbert Lohman from Autonomous Transport Systems provider 2getthere.Robbert has been involved in the development and deployment of autonomous transport and logistics systems for around 20 years, a long time before the current tech hype cycle started! His company 2getthere is now a subsidiary of the ZF group who are a major tier 1 automotive supplier.2getthere design, develop and deploy autonomous transport systems. Particularly focused on first mile and last mile connectivity to mass transit. They have systems operating in a wide variety of applications and countries building up a wealth of expertise in the area.Ryan and Robbert discuss the AV space current state of the art and future trends, it was a fascinating discussion that contains some surprises, we hope you get some value from it too.Remember to subscribe, rate and comment! We love to hear any feedback or questions you may have. Also, make sure to check our back catalogue of videos and podcasts to learn more about the technology that goes into electric and autonomous vehicles!2getthere corporate website – https://www.2getthere.eu Robbert Lohman LinkedIn profile – https://www.linkedin.com/in/robbertlohmann/GRT vehicle information page - https://www.2getthere.eu/grt-vehicle-automated-minibus/PRT vehicle information page - https://www.2getthere.eu/prt-vehicle-automated-taxi/2getthere vehicle build video - https://youtu.be/WXxLF2ukSSURyan Maughan LinkedIn profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-maughan-a2893610/AVID Technology website - https://avidtp.com/ Follow AVID on social media: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Avidtechnology1/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/2104817/Twitter - https://twitter.com/avidtechnology1
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Michael Lulchak

My improvement suggestion: Pursue all of the tangents that come up with your guests. Take all of the time that the guest has available. Keep the existing channel where you edit the length, and add a channel where you leave all of the .. tangents and other bits .. in the podcast. Many of the tangents give history, context, and are valuable on their own. It's a shame that you are intentionally leaving out interesting content in order to hit your time target

Jan 6th
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martin budge

thanks for that episode, I was considering 1 large motor, but now know I'd get better performance from 2 smaller units.

Apr 27th
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