No Parking Podcast

No Parking Podcast

No Parking is a podcast about self-driving vehicles, artificial intelligence, and how technology will actually change our daily lives. Tune in to two friends — outlaw rally racer Alex Roy and roboticist Bryan Salesky — for honest conversations about how it all works and what’s coming next. Check us out @ https://noparkingpodcast.com or on Twitter @noparkingpod & @alexroy144

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March 9, 2021 53 min
Sometimes, things that look really simple are really complex, but you can’t see it until you break them down into their individual parts. Christian James Hand has devoted his life to helping people understand and appreciate music by peeling back the layers of America's favorite songs. The famed radio host and music historian sits down with Alex and Bryan to talk about his method, the intricacies of his favorite music, and how h...
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Cities have been trying to “solve” traffic since ancient Rome, but now more than ever, it seems like real innovation gets drowned by noise. Alissa Walker of Curbed joins Alex to talk about a handful of these “solution-oriented” municipal projects, which ones might work, what probably won’t, and how autonomous vehicles might fit into the mix. Find more at noparkingpodcast.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Alex Davies, journalist at Business Insider and “biographer” of the autonomous vehicle industry, joins Alex and Bryan to talk about his recent book Driven: The Race to Create the Autonomous Car. Davies chronicles the story of the self-driving industry, from the DARPA Grand Challenges to the present, and Bryan offers an insider take on the early days and the toughest questions from back then that the industry still wrestles with tod...
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Everything we do depends on the weather, and nobody knows our changing skies better than meteorologist Jim Cantore. As one of the most well known faces in forecasting, he’s spent decades on the front lines of some of the world’s most severe weather events and knows exactly how far predictive data has come — from prayers and educated guesswork to artificial intelligence and mind-blowing CGI. Hear his take on that evolution, trust-bu...
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As the founder of FIRST Robotics, Deka Research, and ARMI (to name a few), Segway-creator Dean Kamen holds over 1,000 patents and an invaluable perspective on how inventions scale. This week, the prolific inventor opens up about his path to creation, what schools get wrong about STEM education, and why he thinks competition is key to getting kids to study science.  Find more at noparkingpodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for...
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Jason Torchinsky's Robot, Take the Wheel tops our list of must-read books for anyone interested in autonomous vehicles. Torchinsky, automotive expert and senior editor of Jalopnik.com, joins Alex to talk about this history of self-driving and how AV developers plan for human habits inside and outside the cars. Find more at noparkingpodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Why would one of America's best-known nonprofits invest $5.25 million in autonomous vehicle technology? This week, Sam Gill of the James L. Knight Foundation explains why he says it’s vital to put people and communities at the center of local self-driving programs. Plus, hear how Miami has weathered a nearly year-long quarantine. Find more at noparkingpodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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A lot of people know Hagerty for its collectible car and boat insurance, but it’s fast becoming one of the largest communities for car enthusiasts in the world. CEO McKeel Hagerty joins Alex & Bryan to talk about his favorite rides, why driving will never die, and what events are still out there for car lovers during quarantine. Plus, hear what he really thinks about autonomous vehicles. Find more at noparkingpodcast.com. See...
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In our final episode of the year, we bring back automotive analyst Sam Abuelsamid for a year-end, mythbusting wrap-up with Bryan and Alex. Was 2020 ever going to be the "year of self-driving?" What should we make of industry consolidation? Are we past ride-hail, or could it be reborn? No Parking trades takes with Sam on this year's biggest news and hottest trends, plus makes a few predictions for what to expect in 2021....
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Sure, Santa can bend the laws of physics, but how could he use real-world science and technology to improve his process and get presents out to 750 million households in a single night? From autonomous delivery fleets and data privacy to relativity clouds and invisibility cloaks, hear how 21st Century tech might just hold the key to the next iteration of Santa, Inc. Find more at noparkingpodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener fo...
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How important is the human experience in the development of autonomous technology? Ten-time Indianapolis 500 competitor J.R. Hildebrand joins Bryan and Alex to talk about his work with Stanford, what the self-driving industry can learn from professional racing, and how tech on the track can influence consumer-grade vehicles. Find more at noparkingpodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Whether you're grabbing groceries, going to the doctor, taking your kids to school, or interviewing for a new job, you have to get there. But for people who don’t own a vehicle, those journeys aren’t always so straightforward. This week, hear from Veronica Vanterpool, a seasoned mobility advocate and Chief Innovation Officer for the Delaware Department of Transportation, about why she’s invested in autonomous technology and wha...
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Mike Finnegan is a self-taught engine builder, skilled fabricator, lifelong tinkerer, semi-pro drag boat racer and the host of the shows "Roadkill" and "Finnegan's Garage." This renaissance man learns by doing. And in his world, that sometimes involves busted vehicles or broken bones. From his home base in Atlanta, Mike sits down with Bryan and Alex to talk about his career as a journalist, learning from failure...
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When basketball went offline in March, NBA executives had a few months to pivot. What they created — a “bubble” environment that kept athletes safe while inviting their millions of fans to participate virtually — harnessed technology to reimagine professional sports. Danny Meiseles, the NBA’s President and Executive Producer of Content, explains how his crews successfully simulated a live crowd, kept players hyped, and completed th...
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What can autonomous vehicles learn from the experience of everyone else on the road? Cyclist and veteran mobility expert Emily Castor Warren shares what she learned from her time at Lyft and Lime about the breakdown of trust between cyclists and drivers, plus how better policy and infrastructure might glue it all together. Find more at noparkingpodcast.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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How do self-driving cars recognize cyclists, pedestrians, and other vulnerable road users? How do they all interact on real-life city roads? Megan checks in with Argo AI’s Peter Carr to learn how the autonomous technology actually works.  Find more at noparkingpodcast.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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What do punch cards and autonomous vehicles have in common? CBS newsman and humorist Mo Rocca takes Bryan and Megan on a tour of yesteryear with an inspiring tale of the founding mother of computer programming, plus what he looks for when profiling modern-day changemakers on "The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation." See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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With the U.S. election just days away, Alex Roy checks in with a Chief Business Officer to talk about how community partnerships and employee buy-in prompted Spin to lend its ride-sharing scooters to help voters get to the polls. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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One week before Election Day, Alex Roy and Megan Harris ask how technology affects our voting system and whether artificial intelligence could help. Hear Vote America founder Debra Cleaver discuss the state of our democracy, what she’d do to create more opportunities to register, and whether it’s better to bring the people to the polls or the polls to the people. Find more at https://noparkingpodcast.com See omnystudio.com/listene...
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Disaster preparedness expert Dr. Nicolette Louissaint draws from her experience managing healthcare supply chain readiness before, during and after natural disasters and disease pandemics. Bryan, Alex, and producer Megan explore the lessons Dr. Louissaint learned from the Ebola outbreak and what we’re still getting wrong about masks and toilet paper supply, plus how self-driving vehicles and automation may be able to help in the fu...
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