November 25, 2020
Why would Roadkill’s Mike Finnegan come on a podcast about self-driving cars?
It might seem crazy that Mike Finnegan — host of one of America’s most popular car enthusiast shows — would sit down with Bryan Salesky, founder of one of the...
November 17, 2020
How the NBA’s best play of 2020 happened off the court
One of the most interesting things about working in tech is all the effort that goes into just making things work
November 11, 2020
Will self-driving vehicles get me back on a bicycle?
If you ride a bicycle in an American city, chances are you’ve got a story. Min...
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January 6, 2020
Meet a DIY racing enthusiast who wants to change the world
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When Chris Anderson set out to build his first drone from a Lego Mindstorms kit at home with his kids, he never imagined it would lead to the creation of 3DRobotics, one of North America’s most prominent drone companies. On this episode of No Parking, the former WIRED Magazine editor-in-...
December 30, 2019
Why a mechanic left professional racing for a self-driving startup
One of the biggest misconceptions about autonomous vehicles is that the people building them hate driving. But if you want to deploy vehicles for maximum reliability in all conditions, you need people who know how to build and maintain them. No one knows more than the mechanics behind the cars ru...
December 23, 2019
Defining safety and its slow-moving road to the future
The only thing that drives me crazier than traffic are “experts” trying to sell me a fantastical solution. If you really want to know how to keep cities moving and people happy, you need to talk to someone who’s led transportation departments for not one but two of America’s largest citie...
December 16, 2019
Why Wakandans didn’t need cars but most of us probably do
When Black Panther came out in 2018 to rave reviews, city planners in the audience noticed something else: the most fascinating depiction of a municipal transportation system since “Minority Report.” Unlike th...
December 9, 2019
What AVs can learn from the automation of medicine
Trust is the currency that makes the world work. There is no number, no metric that will ever make me trust someone or something if my gut says no. So how do people learn to trust new and unfamiliar technologies meant to improve our lives? On this episode of No Parking,
December 2, 2019
How one film designer blends science fiction with fact
“The future cannot be predicted,” goes one of my favorite quotes, “but futures can be invented.” Few films have bridged the gap between prediction and invention as well as 2002’s “
November 25, 2019
Overcoming urban mobility’s 10-foot hurdle
If we want to solve things like traffic, bike safety and transit deserts, we need a new type of city planner—someone who understands how people move. On this episode of No Parking, Bryan and I sit down with one of the most popular and respected people in the mobility space, Jessica Robinson, wh...
November 18, 2019
What it takes to send autonomous vehicles into the final frontier
Some people think superheroes don’t exist in real life, but when there’s a disaster and lives are on the line, you call Red Whittaker. From nuclear meltdowns to chemical plant leaks, mine collapses and sunken submarines, Whittaker has been answering the Batphone for more than 40 years and sho...
November 11, 2019
How Hollywood imagines the next phase of self-driving cars
Whenever I tell my co-host Bryan Salesky that we should pivot to science fiction film reviews, he says he’s interested in science fact, not fiction. He likes true stories, especially about people overcoming incredible odds. So when I heard that Pet...