I talked recently with Chuck Gray, Vice President Vehicle Components and Systems Engineering at Ford, about software, standards, E/E architecture and the challenges he is facing. Gray is responsible for components and systems engineering for all Ford parts and subsystems, with the exception of the powertrain. He continues as Director of Ford's global core electrical team, a job he has held since 2016. In that role he delivered a strategy to modernize Ford's vehicle connectivity, software capability and electrical architecture. More than 7300 engineers including 400 software engineers work in Gray's organization. He reports to Hau Thai-Tang, Ford's Chief Product Platform and Operations Officer.