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Reinventing the Automobile Personal Urban Mobility for the 21st Century

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ISBN-10: 0262013827

ISBN-13: 9780262013826

Edition: 2010

Authors: William J. Mitchell, Chris E. Borroni-Bird, Lawrence D. Burns

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This book provides a long-overdue vision for a new automobile era. The cars we drive today follow the same underlying design principles as the Model Ts of a hundred years ago and the tail-finned sedans of fifty years ago. In the twenty-first century, cars are still made for twentieth-century purposes. They're well suited for conveying multiple passengers over long distances at high speeds, but inefficient for providing personal mobility within cities—where most of the world's people now live. In this pathbreaking book, William Mitchell and two industry experts reimagine the automobile, describing vehicles of the near future that are green, smart, connected, and fun to drive. They roll out…    
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 1/29/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 8.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Christopher Borroni-Bird is GM's Director of Advanced Technology Vehicle Concepts. His innovative projects at GM include the AUTOnomy, Hy-wire, and Sequel concepts and the current Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility (P.U.M.A.) initiative. He was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame as a Young Leader in 2000.

Lawrence D. Burns advises companies, governments, and universities on transportation, energy, and communications systems and technology. As Vice President of Research and Development at General Motors from 1998 to 2009, he was a major global voice for the reinvention of the automobile and the diversification of transportation energy, overseeing a series of innovative concept vehicles.

Preface
Introduction
The New DNA of the Automobile
The Mobility Internet
Reinventing the Automobile for Urban Use
Clean, Smart Energy Supply
Charging Infrastructure
Integrating Vehicles and Smart Electric Grids
New Mobility Markets
Personal Mobility in an Urbanizing World
Realizing the Vision
Notes
Acknowledgments
Bibliography
Illustration Sources
Index