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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Larry Burns - Reinventing the Car

TED Conferences LLC
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
GM can't have its business growth capped by energy, safety or environmental issues...We have the opportunity for an all-new automotive DNA based on electric motors and fuel cells." As the vice president of R&D and strategic planning at General Motors, Larry Burns is on a mission to reinvent the automobile using nonpolluting hydrogen fuel cells. He has been a persistent advocate for hydrogen power and believes that the industry can keep making small energy improvements in the cars it currently produces - or it can take a big leap forward to build a whole new kind of car. In this inspiring TEDTalk, Burns previews cool next-gen car design and sleek, customizable (and computer-enhanced) vehicles that run clean on hydrogen while pumping energy back into the electrical grid when they're idle.
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9 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on June 24, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Larry Burns
Larry Burns - Reinventing the Car
Reinventing the Car
  • Automobile DNA Remains Relatively Unchanged (1:26)
  • Cars of the Future (2:27)
  • Hydrogen Sources (2:11)
  • Using Cars for Electricity (1:34)
  • How Serious is GM? (1:12)
  • Credits: TEDTalks: Larry Burns - Reinventing the Car (0:02)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2008
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48385 Films Media Group
1streaming video file (9 min.) : d., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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