Greg Votolato on Car Design

The Victoria & Albert Museum’s Greg Votolato has a 20 minute slot on BBC Radio 4’s Four Thought series that’s available to listen to (here) and download (direct mp3 here).

He talks on car design, being an “autoholic” and automotive futures. There’s a good question at 15.14 on the effects of automobile autonomy, especially in relation to car culture. He makes a direct link to the issue of urban parking – and suggests automation has a place in the future driving world. He also says that, for many of us non-“autoholics”, the act of driving is a distraction to our everyday social tasks (like texting!).

He also wrote the book Ship (2011), on Reaktion, which charted the fiction and reality of the modern ship.