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Reinventing the automobile : personal urban mobility for the 21st century

Author: William J Mitchell; Chris Borroni-Bird; Lawrence D Burns
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ©2010.
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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. 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  Read more...
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Mitchell, William J. (William John), 1944-2010.
Reinventing the automobile.
Cambridge, Mass. : Massachusetts Institute of Technology, c2010
(DLC) 2009024970
(OCoLC)426065776
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William J Mitchell; Chris Borroni-Bird; Lawrence D Burns
ISBN: 0262288559 9780262288552
OCLC Number: 827009799
Description: 1 online resource (x, 227 p.) : col. ill., col. maps.
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: William J. Mitchell, Christopher E. Borroni-Bird, and Lawrence D. Burns.

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How to leave behind our unwieldy, gas-guzzling, carbon dioxide--emitting vehicles for cars that are green, smart, connected, and fun.  Read more...

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