"When would a city ban autonomous vehicles?" w/ Karina Ricks

"When would a city ban autonomous vehicles?" w/ Karina Ricks

In this interview, we ask the City of Pittsburgh’s Director of the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure a very important question.

“How does a city decide when the autonomous vehicle operations are no longer safe?”

If you’ve ever wondered if a city might suspend operations after an accident, what metrics city officials care about, or how someone gets into a role to be making such decisions, this is the interview you should be listening to.


Remarks at the SAE Panel on Automated Vehicle Safety, Reliability at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2019

Remarks at the SAE Panel on Automated Vehicle Safety, Reliability at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2019

Pleased to join a distinguished panel of colleagues at AUVSI Xponential to discuss the safety and reliability of autonomous vehicles. One of the challenges that the industry faces is dealing with synthetic metrics such as “disengagement rates” -which really relate more to risk tolerance than safety and reliability. I point out that going down this road has huge pitfalls for manufacturers and public policy implications. Thanks SAE for the invitation!

Catalyst-Go Featured: May 2019 Airlines International Magazine

Catalyst-Go Featured: May 2019 Airlines International Magazine

Catalyst-Go, Managing Partner, Ken Dunlap, joined AirMap CoFounder, Ben Marcus, in providing insights into the UTM and CUAS decisions that the airline industry is confronting. In the May 2019 edition of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Airlines Magazine, Ken shared why airline industry protection efforts should focus on "crown jewel" infrastructure and not the unattainable goal of "we must protect everything."

Urban Planning, Office Design, and Sustainability in the Age of Autonomy: Amy Korté's Blueprints

Urban Planning, Office Design, and Sustainability in the Age of Autonomy: Amy Korté's Blueprints

Amy is a global visionary in designing mixed-use projects and commercial buildings that allow the driverless cars, drones, and air taxis of tomorrow to operate safely and efficiently. Her plans start by embracing what people need. 

Podcast: Drone CEO/Industry Inclusion/C-UAS/EU Regs

Podcast: Drone CEO/Industry Inclusion/C-UAS/EU Regs

In our first trans-Atlantic podcast we talk with DroneAlert's, founder and CEO, Brooke Tapsall. We learn about her journey from EU Commission scientist to CEO of a hot drone industry startup that's rewriting C-UAS and how to inspire women and girls to pursue STEM careers. We round things out with a discussion on the March 2019 changes to EU drone regs.

Better Designs, Teams, and You: Our New Podcast

Better Designs, Teams, and You: Our New Podcast

Innovation & Autonomy with Author John Coyle

We talk with John about designing for autonomy, public trust, making vehicles compatible with humans, building better teams, and understanding it when he says, "Persistence is awesome, until it is stupid."


John K. Coyle
 is one of the world's leading experts in Design Thinking and author of the new book Design for Strengths. His accomplishments include an Olympic silver medal in short track speed skating, he is a Stanford d.school grad, Kellogg MBA, NBC Sports analyst, and Professor of Innovation.

Catalyst-Go Featured: Feb/Mar Edition of Aviation Security International Magazine

Catalyst-Go Featured: Feb/Mar Edition of Aviation Security International Magazine

Counter-UAS lessons and thoughts based on our research — all of which can be executed by you and your teams today. Featured in Feb/Mar 2019 issue of Aviation Security International. In aviation, we are now more likely to suspend flight operations over an uncorroborated drone sighting report than we are to suspend airport operations to prevent ramp injuries or animal strikes. We expedite multi-million-dollar procurements and can’t even say where drones fit in the industry threat matrix. Why does this matter? 

Cautious Optimism on the FAA Drone ANPRM

DOT Secretary Chao took an important step in mid-January by announcing an ANPRM (or advanced draft rule) on safe and secure operations and an NPRM (or draft rule) on flights over people. In many ways, these provisions set the stage for good countermeasures and avoid the current industry and government paradigm of “fire, aim, ready” when responding to drone incursions.

Pre-release today of: Countering Tomorrow: The Age of Materials, Coatings, and Deception

We are pleased that after months of research our new White Paper: Countering Tomorrow: The Age of Materials, Coatings, and Deception is in pre-release. It was fully subscribed to and has been sent to those “early adopters” eager to read the paper before everyone else. We will be offering previews of the report over the next several weeks leading up to the general release on January 22, 2019.

Creativity with Israel Stol

Creativity with Israel Stol

Israel Stol, author and serial inventor discusses with Ken Dunlap the basics of creativity and innovation. In this three-part series we explore why we should care about creativity in our lives and organizations. Perhaps most importantly, how we should think about creativity and all of its facets? We discuss questions like: Is creativity a 24/7 occupation or does it depend on the situation or context within which we find ourselves? What if I am not working in Silicon Valley or even a startup can a traditional workplace benefit from me knowing about innovation and creativity?

Airport operators and autonomy: a primer

Autonomous vehicles are poised to change the world. Whether it's a flying ride-hailing service or delivering a package using a drone, the ability to integrate this emerging technology into everyday operations will have a profound effect on how businesses function. Airports are no exception. But while many are focused on the future there is plenty happening today that can benefit the airport environment. Here's a brief primer on how airport leaders can integrate autonomy into their operations today.

Want To Close More Deals? Start By Bridging This Gap

Tip #1 to close more deals: Solve your customer’s problems; make them money. Technology and your company’s stability are important, but the most vital task is to frame your technology so it provides fundamental, clear answers to questions in a business plan. Astute line-of-business owners will share with you their information requirements. Listen, because they want to help you align your solution with their needs. Here are some tips on making the deal close.